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.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
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 Maps and Inbox for Android Improved
Google today provided updates to its Maps and Inbox apps for the Android platform. Inbox works better on tablets, adds compatibility with Android Wear (view messages and notifications, reply via voice), and improves suggestions while users type.
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.