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Google Just Shut Down One Chat Service and Is Launching Another. Remind Us Why It Ditched Gchat?

Google Just Shut Down One Chat Service and Is Launching Another. Remind Us Why It Ditched Gchat?

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Google is again trying to find another way to develop a texting service that can rival the likes of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. The company told the Verge on Thursday that it is “pausing investment” in Allo, its latest messaging app launched in 2016, and will instead be focusing on an alternative to SMS called “Chat.” Google has reportedly been courting cellphone carriers to replace SMS, the default service for cellphones, with Chat in order to finally provide Android users with decent texting functionality.

Google wants an alternative to iMessage. Will Apple support it?

Google wants an alternative to iMessage. Will Apple support it?

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Here’s an interesting story from The Verge on the future of Android text messaging. For the past couple years, Google has advocated a next-gen texting standard called Rich Communication Services, whose features (full-resolution images, read receipts, expanded group texts, and more) are already standard in modern chat apps like iMessage and WhatsApp. If you have …

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

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Google has been struggling to come up with a compelling messaging app for its mobile platform. Two years back, it began work on Allo, a new application for Android users that would finally

Google patent could replace your contacts’ profile pictures with animations

Google patent could replace your contacts’ profile pictures with animations

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Google has been awarded a new patent that could replace the profile pictures in your Android contacts with animated images. How? The animations could be captured in video calls, then reused in other parts of Android.

Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

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The service, dubbed Chat, is not a Google messaging app but will run on Android phones through partnerships with dozens of mobile carriers around the world.

DT Daily: Google upgrades Android texting with RCS Chat

DT Daily: Google upgrades Android texting with RCS Chat

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Text messaging on Android is a little bit behind the times. Now a new standard pioneered by Google promises to bring Chat out of the dark ages.

ProBeat: Google’s Chat is close, and yet so far

ProBeat: Google’s Chat is close, and yet so far

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OPINION: Google's latest messaging app plans provide a little clarity: Allo is dead, Duo is sticking around, and Android Messages is the future, powered by RCS, which is being rebranded as Chat. It's confusing and shows just how far away the effort really is from taking shape.

Automate your life with Google Routines video - CNET

Automate your life with Google Routines video - CNET

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Use Google Routines to perform multiple actions with just one phrase. Here's how to set it up for Android, iOS or Google Home.

Goodbye SMS? Google Makes Big Push for 'Chat' Standard

Goodbye SMS? Google Makes Big Push for 'Chat' Standard

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Rich Communication Services – or simply 'Chat' – aims to bring a more Apple iMessage-like experience to Android. But unlike iMessage, Chat will not be end-to-end encrypted.

LG G7 ThinQ’s Extra Button To Launch Google Assistant: Rumor

LG G7 ThinQ’s Extra Button To Launch Google Assistant: Rumor

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The extra button found on the LG G7 ThinQ will be dedicated to activating the Google Assistant, CNET reports, citing sources with knowledge of the upcoming Android phablet. The existence of the key itself has first been revealed earlier this month, with the button being seen on an official press render of the G7 ThinQ

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

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Global users who want to use Chat will be able to download the Android Messages app that it runs on to any Android device. However, Chat does not offer encrypted messages.

I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

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Ever since I became a phone reviewer, my messages have been a mess. When I switch from an iPhone to an Android one, I need to remember to turn off iMessage on all of my devices lest I miss a blue bubble that sneaks through. And any conversations I was having on my iPhone are effectively over when I switch, since nothing carries over between operating systems.

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