• Android Messages gets renamed following rumors about Android brand phase out

    4 days ago - By Phone Arena

    After initially launching as “Messenger,” a name that could easily be confused with Facebook Messenger, Google renamed the default SMS app on its mobile OS to “Android Messages” almost two years ago. From the looks of things, though, the internet giant wasn't too keen on this name either and has now dropped the Android branding entirely.
    While this change is technically only valid for its listing on the Play Store, the SMS app was already displayed as “Messages” in the app drawer on Android smartphones. So, for most people, the update will go unnoticed.
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  • Google didn't announce a Pixel Watch this year, because Wear OS is just not good enough

    Google didn't announce a Pixel Watch this year, because Wear OS is just not good enough

    4 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Remember the Google Pixel Watch? The wearable that was supposed to elevate Wear OS to the peerage of Samsung and Apple smartwatches? The device that was supposed to usher in a new era of Android-powered wearables that would offer premium hardware paired with top-notch software, in order to deliver the best possible user experience? Well, forget all about that.
    Despite many rumors about the existence of the Pixel Watch coming from reliable sources over the past months, the Internet search giant's in-house developed smartwatch was a no-show at this ...
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  • Google Renames ‘Android Messages' App To Just ‘Messages'

    Google Renames ‘Android Messages' App To Just ‘Messages'

    4 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In Short: Google has just changed the name of its ‘Android Messages' application, interestingly enough, the company decided to rename it to simply ‘Messages', and that is reflected in the Google Play Store. That seems to be the only change that Google has made, as it did not arrive via an app update or anything of the sort, the company just altered its name in the Google Play Store. Just to be clear, this will not change the name of Android Messages in your app drawer, or your device in general, it's only a change in the Google Play Store. This is a bit odd, but chances are that Google...
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