Google Voice Gains Partial MMS Support
Google today indicated that it has taken the "first steps" towards making MMS services available from its Google Voice product. Google explained in a blog post today that Googie Voice users on the Sprint network can receive pictures and video content from Sprint subscribers on their Android smartphones. The photos/videos will display on users' mobile phones and in their email inbox if they wish. Google said it is also planning to make MMS messages display in the Google Voice inbox. Google noted that it is working to expand this feature to other network operators and other platforms.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Google's Inbox Email App Now Free for All to Use
Google today said its Inbox desktop email service and associated mobile applications are open to anyone who wants to use them. Before today, the app required potential users to register for an invitation.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
WhatsApp to Use Google Drive to Store Messages
Google today said WhatsApp users will soon be able to back up their conversations, photos, voice messages, and videos to Google Drive. The data will be stored securely and can be used to restore chat histories to new devices.
Google Hits Refresh Button on Hangouts for Android
Google today pushed out a significant update to its Hangouts messaging application for Android devices that puts it inline with the iOS app. Google overhauled Hangouts' visual appearance with material design, and improved how the app feels thanks to more fluid transitions, and better touch response.