You have now had a week to adopt Allo and implement it into your daily life, but have you? On a personal level, while I admit the app is cool, it simply does not offer me enough to kick the habit of Hangouts and standard text messaging. Maybe if a desktop client was made available and there were a few features I couldn’t live without, I could see myself continuing to use it. Not only that, but attempting to get all of my friends and family onto Allo just doesn’t seem all that appealing.
As Googlers on social media have made clear, what we see today is only the beginning. Google will continue to change Allo and add features; features that we hope will draw us into using it more. Until then, Allo isn’t for me.
Let us know why you are or are not continuing to use Google’s new messaging service.
It looks like the Pixel image from yesterday, only with a different wallpaper. It’s supposed to be bigger, though, hence the “XL” part of the name. So, use that brain and imagine this next to the previous leak and say, “Hmmm, yeah, bigger. Good, good. Yasssssss.”
October 4 is coming. (more…)
Google is introducing ways for people on slower data connections to better enjoy the Chrome mobile experience, as well as a Google News update. For Chrome, the changes are rather prominent, with the highlights being changes for downloads, Data Saver, and content discovery, while News is getting a new Lite mode. (more…)
Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer who makes phones we all want to take for a spin yet can’t because they won’t sell them here, announced a bunch of new products today. I’d try and get you all hyped on them because this stuff is pretty great, but the truth of the matter is that US customers likely won’t ever have a chance to buy any of them. Should that change, enter hypebeast.
With that said, we did want to point out the Xiaomi Mi5s and one of its more interesting features – an under-glass “Ultrasonic” fingerprint reader. (more…)
In 2017, YouTube intends to launch a new application called YouTube Go. The app has been in the works at YouTube for some time, with teams of engineers, designers, and researchers travelling to India, collecting ideas and testing prototypes with hundreds of people across 15 cities. The goal, according to YouTube, is to offer those with slower data connections the ability to watch any video at any time, hopefully regardless of connectivity speeds. (more…)
Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is official and arriving on Nexus devices, many of you are starting to wonder when and if your non-Nexus phone is going to see the upgrade to it. Since we had not yet heard Motorola’s plans for any of their recently released phones, we reached out and heard back this morning. (more…)
If you want October 4 to be a surprise, cover your eyes very quickly. The above image is of the upcoming Pixel smartphone from Google, the smaller sibling to the Pixel XL. Both are essentially confirmed to be unveiled on October 4, along with a few other products out of Mountain View. (more…)
Here is an icon pack that is not only incredibly hot, it’s also different than anything you have probably used to date. It’s called Simpax, and I highly recommend this as your next home screen customization.
Simpax, which stands for “Simplicity Maximized,” made its debut within the past week from designer sikebo, who you may know from other popular icon packs we have featured, including Materialistik, Retrorika, and Immaterialis. It certainly is simple or minimalistic, but it still manages to have a very unique style or attitude of its own. This isn’t just another minimal pack and it most definitely isn’t a standard Material look either. (more…)