Twitter Enables 10,000-Character DMs
Aug 12, 2015, 12:09 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Twitter today followed through on a promise made in June to drop the 140-character limit in direct messages. Users can now send one another private messages as long as 10,000 characters. Third-party app makers will need to issue updates for the functionality to work properly.
Feb 18, 2021
Samsung today announced the availability of its One UI 3.1 software update, which brings select software features of the new Galaxy S21 series to most higher-end Galaxy phones from 2020 and 2019. New features include an improved " Single Take " camera mode, which captures a variety of still and video formats simultaneously.
Jun 16, 2021
As part of a broad set of updates rolling out to most Android users this summer, Google is enabling two major new features in its Messages app. The first is end-to-end encryption for one-on-one conversations between Messages users.
Sep 15, 2021
The Unicode Consortium has finalized and released version 14.0 of Unicode Standard for multi-lingual text, including 37 new emoji characters. New versions of Unicode are usually incorporated into updated versions of iOS and Android.
Dec 16, 2020
Qualcomm and Google have collaborated to "enhance and extend" Project Treble, Google's initiative to make make it easier for phone makers to offer OS updates (major and minor) faster, more often, and for longer after a phone has launched. Offering an OS update for a phone requires work on the part of both the phone maker and the maker of the phone's chipset.
Jan 9, 2021
Google and Apple have removed social media app Parler from their respective app stores. Both companies are insisting that Parler implement much stronger moderation of user-submitted content — including posts that encourage illegal behavior or incite violence — if it wants its app listed again.