Confirming what we reported last week, Google software engineer Dylan Salisbury writes on Google+ that Google Voice MMS messaging with Verizon Wireless subscribers is now officially supported. That means, as he points out, that MMS through Google Voice should work with all major carriers in the US and Canada.
In a related announcement, Salisbury said Hangouts is gaining native MMS support for photo messaging; pictures sent to Voice recipients via MMS will now appear natively, instead of as a link. As for the other major feature of MMS, group messaging, it will be apparently be enabled in a coming update. (more…)
Instagram is pushing an update to its Android and iOS apps today, one which introduces one of the image-sharing service’s most requested features of all time – caption editing. The update also includes new discovery sections that are broken up between photos and potentially interesting people you might want to follow. (more…)
Don’t own a device currently running Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” the newest version of our favorite mobile operating system? You shouldn’t feel bad if you don’t, since there are all of 3.75 devices that have it at this point. But, to get you prepared for an update that could arrive at any moment, depending on the phone you own, Google has given you a quick start guide that talks through a number of the new features. (more…)
Thanks to Google Play support, we now know exactly which countries will soon be able to order the Nexus 6. Previously, Google had only told us to expect availability in the United States, but today, they added 12 more countries to the list. (more…)
Go! Go! Go! Motorola’s store has the Nexus 6 in stock now.
We aren’t sure how long this will last or how many Motorola has available, but they currently have both Midnight Blue and Cloud White models in stock with either 32GB or 64GB of storage.
Also of note, you can use Motorola financing to buy the device, with the $650 (32GB) variant running $54.17 per month and the $699 (64GB) variant running $58.33 per month.
Motorola is offering free shipping. (more…)
Google Maps is getting its big Material Design makeover this week, as announced in a blog post by Google moments ago. The “fresh new” design with bright colors “is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world.” With Material Design leading the charge, Google has tried to make layers and buttons “come to life” so that you in-app experience is glorious. (more…)
A couple of months back, Pushbullet received an update that allowed users to quickly reply to text messages from within their computer’s browser. Thanks to an update today, that functionality has expanded to allow users to initiate new text (SMS) messages through the Pushbullet browser extension. (more…)
Google posted a new message to their Nexus 6 listings on Google Play this afternoon, a message that might help you land their new Nexus phone, or at least be prepared to try and land one. According to all of the Play listings for the Nexus 6, Google is trying to get more devices in stock as soon as possible, but for now, will make more of the device available each Wednesday.
While not the best news, this is at least something, since most of us struck out in seconds when they went up for pre-order last week and have been wondering if and when more would arrive. Feel free to stop refreshing! (more…)