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Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop’s new apps are gorgeous. Image: Google

It will likely be a while yet before the vast majority gets its hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop — especially those without Nexus devices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of it right now. Lollipop’s Messenger, Play Music, Google Fit, and other apps are already available to download and install on your existing device with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.


Facebook has rolled out a new update for its Messenger app for Android that delivers Android Wear support, giving those with compatible watches the ability to reply to friends with voice replies right from their wrists.


BlackBerry finally gave in and brought its famous BBM messaging service to Android and iOS last year, but it wanted to remind us that it still had a smartphone platform of its own by giving its apps a nasty BlackBerry 10 style user interface. Upcoming BBM updates will change that, however, with a new makeover that brings a more native user experience.


Your Samsung Gear 2 tells you when you get incoming messages and lets you read them on your wrist — and thanks to Fleksy, you can now reply to them without pulling out your smartphone. The company has integrated its award-winning virtual keyboard into a new messaging app designed specifically for the smartwatch.


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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