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SMS-based DOS attack can cause Nexus devices to reboot or lose data connection

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 29, 2013
Security researcher Bogdan Alecu discovered a vulnerability that exposes Nexus devices to denial-of-service attacks based on a special type of SMS.
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Android 4.4 KitKat to have “default SMS app;” developers advised to get their apps ready

by: Chris SmithOctober 14, 2013
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.
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What is SMS and how does it work?

by: Rob TriggsOctober 13, 2013
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?
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5 Android Apps You Don’t Want To Miss! [Google Play Weekly]

by: Joe HindyOctober 12, 2013
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!
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Google abandons industry standard for IM, which has SMS implications for Hangouts

by: Nate SwannerMay 24, 2013
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.
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Verizon Messages 4.0 brings SMS messaging to phone, tablet and PC

by: Chris SmithMarch 22, 2013
The Verizon Messages app has been updated to support cross-platform SMS messaging. The app works on smartphones, tablets and PCs (via browser).
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MWC 2013: Facebook to offer free Messenger for Android, iOS and feature phones through 18 carriers around the world

by: J. Angelo RacomaFebruary 25, 2013
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?
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WhatsApp hits record high of 18 billion processed messages on NY’s eve

by: Bams SadewoJanuary 3, 2013
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.
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SpamSoldier SMS spamming botnet found targeting Android devices

by: Chris SmithDecember 17, 2012
An SMS spamming botnet called SpamSoldier has been discovered and it's apparently targeting Android users. Are you affected?
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Facebook Messenger doesn’t require you use Facebook, has world domination on its mind

by: Tanay SoodDecember 4, 2012
Starting today, you no longer need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger.Yes, you read that right. With this unexpected move they are now entering the hotly contested arena of SMS replacement apps. All you need to start is a name and phone number, and you can communicate with anyone in your contact list.
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