Category Archives: Android

RCS, Google’s answer to iMessage, expands to 27 more carriers and OEMs

 While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and WeChat rake in ever more users, features and relationships with key brands, and Apple’s iMessage continues to play strong with iPhone users, Google today announced a big step forward in its own strategy to bring a native, enhanced, native messaging service to more Android devices — a play for Google to help carriers… Read More

Facebook brings its Slideshow movie-maker to Android

 This past summer, Facebook introduced a new photo-sharing sharing tool called Slideshow that’s able to turn your photos and videos into mini-movies that also include themed music and transitions. The feature had originated in Facebook’s private photo-sharing app Moments before making its way over to the main social network. The idea is to offer Facebook users an easier way to… Read More

Sad! Trump reportedly forced to give up the phone he tweets with

Donald Trump might find it a little harder to share his thoughts on Twitter (as opposed to having his social media team do it for him), as he was reportedly forced to give away the phone he prefers to use when he has messages to share on the service. 

According to The New York Times, the President-elect had to replace his Android phone with a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service."

The NYT previously said Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy phone, and it's likely possible to distinguish tweets sent by Trump himself (as opposed to those sent by his team) by checking which are sent from an Android phone.  Read more...

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Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

 The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first launched in beta on Google’s mobile operating system, through a limited invite… Read More

Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

 Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps.… Read More