Hangouts 2.0 with SMS: Integrated yet still fragmented

Google integrated SMS into Hangouts for Android. But even with better integration of messaging services, Hangouts is still fragmented across platforms. SMS functionality within Hangouts is not exactly new, as Google released its latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, with SMS built into the Hangouts app. And so it was only a matter of time

KitKat improves support for low-end devices, but good luck getting official updates for older phones

Google has officially launched the Nexus 5, along with Android 4.4 KitKat, the much-anticipated Android update, which replaces Jelly Bean. With this upgrade, Google introduces better support for lower-end devices with limited resources and specifications, which also improves access to the platform from devices like smart watches and Internet-connected TVs. According to Sundar Pichai, senior

Android KitKat contest

Android Kitkat contest now open

The details of the Android KitKat contest that Hershey’s is holding are now online. The Android KitKat contest celebrates the latest version of the Android operating system which is expected to debut soon. Android KitKat contest mechanics To join the contest, you have to buy a specially-marked Android KitKat candy bar. Inside the wrapper, there

This just in… MORE FRAGMENTATION, but look who’s it from

Yes, that nasty F word is back. But before you go screaming its Android makers fault and not Google look who’s causing it this time… Apple. Thats right, that company who loves to go in press conferences bashing Google’s  Android Operating System  for causing fragmentation for its users is now doing it to its own.

Harry McCracken fragmentation blog brings Eureka!

I just read @harrymccracken’s latest blog entry about Android Fragmentation and getting the wording wrong. Good point Harry fragmentation may be the wrong word. But you also may be going after the wrong fish. Yes of course it really sucks when the brand new superphone, the EVO, which officially hits stores in less than 24