In an effort to keep up with Google Hangouts on Android, Samsung has baked SMS and MMS integration into the latest version of its ChatON messaging app. The service will now roll your instant messages and traditional text messages into one conversation, so you only need to keep up with one thread.
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Facebook is hard at work on delivering a much-needed redesign to its Android app, and we have an early glimpse at what the new design will look like thanks to these leaked screenshots. It’s much “flatter” and cleaner than the existing design — a lot like the new Facebook Messenger app — and it makes the app look much more likes its counterparts for iOS and Windows Phone.
Zula, the communication platform that connects professionals when they’re on the move, is now available on Android. It provides users with all of the tools they’ll need to stay in touch with colleagues while they’re away from the office, including support for group conference calls, document sharing, and good old instant messaging.
While we’ve seen plenty of pictures of the upcoming Nexus 5 in recent weeks, we had been waiting for Google to unveil its full list of specifications during its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat event. But thanks to Canadian carrier Wind Mobile, the wait is over.
The company has prematurely erected its Nexus 5 pre-registration page on Facebook, which reveals the Nexus 5’s impressive list of specifications.
Facebook Home, the Android launcher from Facebook that you’ve probably forgotten about by now, has been updated to support Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr integration — allowing users to see posts and photos from these services on their lock screen.
Android 4.4 KitKat will finally make its much-anticipated debut today, according to tweets and Facebook posts from the team behind GO Launcher. Recent reports have suggested that Google has delayed the release until November, but whoever’s controlling GO Launcher’s social feeds says they’ve had an official Google invitation that says different.
While you may see the same adverts inside the Facebook app no matter which smartphone you use, those ads are 1,790% more profitable on the iPhone than they are on Android-powered smartphones. That’s according to an analysis of over 200 billion Facebook ads from Nanigans, one of the biggest customers of Facebook ads.
Twitter hopes to compete with instant messaging services like WhatsApp and Line with a new app that’s dedicated to direct messaging, AllThingsD reports. The company hopes the move will bring “the long-buried feature to the forefront” and place a new emphasis on its private messaging capabilities.
The popular U.K. based independent retailer Argos has officially launched its first budget-friendly Android powered tablet. Entitled “MyTablet,” the 7-inch slate will be available to purchase in stores starting today, October 16, priced at just £99.99.
Facebook announced this afternoon that Android and web users will now be able to edit status updates after they have been posted, meaning you can finally cleanse your status update masterpieces of careless typos without losing your cherished likes, comments and shares.
The new feature should be live on the web and Android versions of Facebook later this afternoon, but iOS users will have to wait a short while before it hits iPhones.