A new update to Hangouts for Android brings a number of fixes to how the app handles SMS and group messages. Some users reported trouble sending and receiving MMS messages through Hangouts. This version should fix those issues, making it a more reliable app for text messaging. Read on for more details!
Security researcher Bogdan Alecu discovered a vulnerability that exposes Nexus devices to denial-of-service attacks based on a special type of SMS.
Google has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat will bring some important SMS changes, advising developers of SMS apps to prepare updates for their apps accordingly.
SMS may be one of the oldest and most commonly used methods of mobile communication, but how does a message make it from handset A to handset B?
In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about Final Fantasy 6, AirPlay on Android, Hangouts getting SMS, HBO shows on the Play Store, and more!
For mobile, the switch from Google Talk to Hangouts was little more than a facelift. The deeper issues reside in back-end utility, and inside desktop applications. Google Talk inside of GMail will allow for SMS or calls. Hangouts will not, currently.
The Verizon Messages app has been updated to support cross-platform SMS messaging. The app works on smartphones, tablets and PCs (via browser).
Facebook is offering free or discounted access to its Messenger App in partnership with 18 carriers around the globe. Will this lead to a further decline in SMS usage?
There’s no doubt that WhatsApp is more widely used than ever now, but if you’re wondering just how popular it has become – look no further than the stats that the developer has shared on Twitter.
An SMS spamming botnet called SpamSoldier has been discovered and it’s apparently targeting Android users. Are you affected?