Google Voice Hangouts integration Progressing Slowly

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It’s been expected for a while now that Google Hangouts would fully absorb Google Voice at some point, and a new feature launched today moves the process along one step further. Google Voice developer Alex Wiesen shared in a Google+ post that the company has added the option to call someone using Hangouts from the […]

Google Hangouts Update Turns Your iPad Into an iPhone

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To a lot of users’ surprise, Google updated its Hangouts mobile app on iOS with a complete redesign that compliments the new iOS 7 look, as well as included full iPad support, marking the first time that a Google-based messaging app has come to Apple’s tablet. The app has been available on the iPhone for […]

BlackBerry Beats Google to Voice Calls with BBM for Android

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Today BlackBerry just tossed a major blow to Google Hangouts by releasing a new beta version of BBM for Android, the popular BlackBerry Messenger app, which now has voice calling and tons of new features. According to CrackBerry the new Messenger app is full of goodies, one which many Android users have been waiting for […]

Google Hangouts and Keyboard Updated for Android 4.4 KitKat

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Last week Google officially released Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Nexus 5. Then along with all the changes and user interface tweaks they delivered a brand new Google Hangouts experience, and a newly improved Google Keyboard. Today those are now available for everyone. If you aren’t the proud owner of the Nexus 5 and […]

Google Helpouts Arrives for Video Chat Tutorials with Experts

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Google announced Helpouts back in August, but the search giant is officially launching the service today. Helpouts uses Google’s Hangouts video chat service to connect experts with people wanting to learn a new skill by offering tutorials over the internet. Google says that it will be used for things like home repair, guitar lessons, and cooking. […]

Google Hangouts adds SMS Support, Location Sharing, and More

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While most users have been paying attention to any and all details surrounding Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Google’s been busy working on more than just that. Today’s Google+ event kicked off, and while some have speculated about the Nexus 5 being revealed, Google’s started with its social network, Google Hangouts, and photography. […]

Google Hangouts iOS App Gets Google Voice Integration

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A huge update hit the Google Hangouts app this weekend on iOS. The messaging app received Google Voice integration with the ability to make and receive phone calls. It does include SMS, MMS or voicemail capabilities (we’re guessing that’ll stay with only the actual Google Voice app), but those using Hangouts will be able to […]

Google Hangouts Leaked Screenshots Reveal SMS Integration

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It’s been rumored for quite a while that Google Hangouts would eventually get SMS integration, but that day might be just around the corner, as leaked screenshots have surfaced from a new update that looks to be releasing soon. Android Police were able to get its hands on a couple of screenshots that all but […]

Hangouts Updated to Add Video Calling Support for AT&T

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After it was discovered that Android users cannot make or receive video calls through Google’s preloaded Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) app on Android smartphones on AT&T Mobility’s network, a new app update has been pushed out to the Play Store to remedy this. AT&T had since denied that it was blocking video calls placed or […]

AT&T Will Let Everyone Use Hangouts & FaceTime By End of 2013

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By the end of 2013, AT&T will let all of its subscribers use all video chat apps including Hangouts and FaceTime regardless of their phone or plan. In a statement to The Verge, AT&T said it plans to “enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device.” […]

Google+ Hangouts Will Soon Regain Google Voice Capabilities

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The new Google+ Hangouts will soon gain Google Voice features that will make it a better replacement for Google Talk and a more unified service overall. While Google aims to unite all of its chat services under Google+ Hangouts, it lacks one major feature of Google Talk in Gmail: the ability to place outbound calls […]

Google+ Hangouts for Android Will Soon Include SMS Integration

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The new Google+ Hangouts for Android will soon add SMS integration so users can store all of their conversations in one app. As Droid-Life noticed, Dori Storbeck, community manager for Google+ Hangouts, confirmed that SMS integration will come to the app soon in a comment on a Google+ post. Storbeck said that SMS integration is […]

AT&T Denies Blocking Video Calls on Google Hangouts on Android

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When Josh Smith and I got our Galaxy S4 and HTC One smartphones on AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., we curiously noticed that we cannot receive video calls that originated from the Google Talk application. What was odd was that the video calls would work if they originated from the Google+ app on […]

How to Get Google Hangouts and Google Music All Access Now

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Google announced Google Music All Access today at Google I/O 2013, two new apps that deliver new experiences and services on Android and the iPhone. Unlike an Android 4.3 update, which would require a long wait, Google is pushing out these new features today. While Google Play Music All Access is only available on Android, […]

Google Introduces New Google+ Features, Hangouts App

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Today Google introduced a number of new features for Google+, including a new mobile-inspired stream for the desktop and a new Hangouts app. Later today Google will introduce a new layout to Google+ on the desktop, which looks just like the stream on the current Google+ app for smartphones and tablets. The new stream uses […]

Google Babel May Launch as Hangouts at Google I/O

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A new report from TechRadar claims that Google’s rumored Babel chat service may launch under the name Google Hangouts. The rumored Babel is a service that may unite all of Google’s current chat options including Google Talk, GChat and Google+ Messenger under a single name. It appears, however, that Google will drop the biblical Babel […]

Google Working On Unified Messaging Solution?

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Google is rumored to be working on a unified messaging client that would be used in Chrome OS and could potentially make its way to other platforms, including Android. The client, which is a pop-up from the notification tray inside Chrome OS, would unify notifications for Gmail, Google Voice, Google Talk, and Google Plus in […]