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Hangouts for Android version 11 removes threaded SMS messaging

A new Hangouts release for Android, version 11, removes the ability to merge text messages with Hangouts messages and Google Voice SMS. Google is recommending users install its Messaging app for SMS.

Travel cheap thanks to Google's hotel and flight-finding search update

Google has launched an update to its search engine designed to make traveling cheaper and help users find deals on both hotels and flights. For example, users can now be notified when a hotel fare drops below the norm.

EU Commission gives Google a six-week breather in ongoing Android investigation

The European Commission has officially accused Google of using Android and its pre-installed apps to stifle the competition, after completing an investigation. Google had 12 weeks to respond to the charges, but the deadline has been…

Samsung unveils the budget-friendly Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro, two phones that are slightly improved versions of their non-Pro selves. The phones are currently available for purchase in India, with no international availability announced.

Lenovo quietly unveils the Vibe C2, but is it this year’s Moto E?

Lenovo quietly unveiled the Vibe C2, the company's latest budget phone, for launch in Russia. What makes the phone interesting, however, is its possible identification as the Moto E 2016 in other markets.
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Pizza Hut is making ordering easy thanks to its new Messenger chatbot

Pizza Hut wants to make it as easy as possible for you to order a pizza, and has announced the launch of a new pizza-ordering bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot will be available in August.

Kind of a big deal: T-Mobile offers customers a free Samsung Galaxy phone

As part of its ongoing "Un-carrier 11" promotion, T-Mobile is offering eligible subscribers a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone, though the options are a bit limited. Customers on certain plans can get their hands on one on June 13, just by…

Developer preview 2 of Android Wear 2.0 is out now! Here’s what’s new

Google has released the second developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, boasting a number of great new features and bug fixes, including the ability for developers to incorporate wrist gestures into their apps.

Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it's Amazon's Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can't wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.

Angry Birds developer abandons the Universal Windows Platform

Rovio is officially abandoning Microsoft's Windows platform, according to a company spokesperson. It'll cease all sales of games on the Windows Store in the coming months.

Android Marshmallow’s adoption rate rises to 13.3 percent

Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow release has been on over 10 percent of devices since June, but now you can add an additional 3.2 percent. Unfortunately, older versions of Android have remained in use in many more devices.

‘Pokémon Go’ will get trading, more customization in bi-weekly updates

In a pair of recent interviews, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke teased some of the company's plans to build out the mobile sensation's features, starting with one of the franchise's core components, Pokémon trading.