Hangouts Dialer now actually identifies itself as a dialer app

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In a recent update to the Hangouts Dialer app, Google has fixed one of its biggest problems: the inability to make a phone call through another app, such as Google Maps or SMS. Instead, this always defaulted to the built-in phone app. Now, when users make an attempt this action, they have the ...

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Hangouts update brings status in Gmail client

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For those who like the ability to set a status for Hangouts on mobile will be happy to know you can now do the same in the Gmail client from an update. This was available back when Google Talk was around, but it seemed as though it would be taken away with the introduction of... Read More

Hangouts Chrome app update brings new desktop notifications and phone tab

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For those that like to use the Hangouts Chrome app will be happy to know that a nice update came to it today. Now it includes a phone tab to allow calling from the desktop. You can start an SMS thread directly from the app if you have Google Voice. And now it has proper... Read More

Hangouts launches stickers, smart suggestions and more!

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Google’s Hangouts app has just been updated with a bunch of new features that will make it easier and smarter to use! Included in the update are: – 16 new sticker packs (screenshots attached), and some easter eggs (try “woot” “hahaha” or “happy ...

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Google Hangouts Material Design update shown off in new leak

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Nearly all of Google’s core apps have been updated to meet the demands of Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Material Design movement. Just last week, YouTube was the last Google app to be revamped, but it seems Hangouts is up next. A new leak from Android Police shows off what we can expect in ...

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Free international calls on Google Hangouts through 2014

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Google has put a lot of time and effort into building out their Hangouts app. Some say it’s getting too bloated (or, maybe that’s just me), while others are still hopeful of a single unified communications application to rule them all. Whatever your perspective is on Hangouts, ...

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Messenger is introduced while Hangouts is hanging on

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When new devices are officially announced, the Android fans go wild. It doesn’t matter which manufacturer they like the most, or what they can afford. Any device announcement is met with open and embracing arms. While most enthusiasts just look at the form of the device, there are those ...

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Google Purchases Smart Messaging Service Emu!

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Google has purchased the smart messaging application Emu. There is very little news on the details of the purchase, such as selling price or what Google plans to do with Emu. Emu did confirm on their website that they were indeed purchased by Google. If you are not familiar with the smart chat ...

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is nearly done, debug tool suggests

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is just a matter of time. We wrote about it earlier this year. Hangouts would then be Google’s unified chat client, it would serve all your communication needs. This merger of sorts is one step closer to completion. A Reddit user managed to get a ...

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New plug-in allows Outlook users to join Google Hangouts

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Google has released a new plug-in for users of Google Apps that allows them to use Google Hangouts for video conference calls from within Microsoft Outlook. Users of the email client can now initiate or join a Hangout directly from Outlook if they have a Google Apps account. Simply download the ...

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Google releases Hangouts 2.0, KitKat Keyboard apps

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Google, having been rather busy of late, is pushing out software updates and app updates to smartphones all over the world. Today sees them issuing updated versions of the Hangouts app and KitKat Keyboard. As you may already know, the Hangouts 2.0 app features integrated SMS capabilities, ...

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Google+ Hangouts and Photos revamped with host of new features

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Google Senior VP Vic Gundotra on Tuesday announced a great many improvements to Google Hangouts and Photos designed to let us “use more time for ourselves, and less time figuring out technology”.  Below is a list of the new features and the updates should start pushing out over the ...

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Google Hangouts updated with improved layout and subtle enhancements

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Google Hangouts for Android is getting an update today, bringing about a handful of user-requested features. The layout changes only slightly but it looks more intuitive; starting conversations is easier than ever. Details include: You can see who’s reachable right now on Hangouts. Green ...

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Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) Android app review

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From the moment it was announced at I/O I was absolutely hooked. I used talk daily for work and a lot for talking to my fellow Android fanatics, so a face-lift and bundle of new features were definitely a welcome update. First let me talk about what a huge departure this is from the bland old ...

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AT&T: we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers

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If you’ve checked out the new Hangouts app on AT&T, chances are you’re pretty familiar with the message stating “You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to join a video call”. Heck, you’re even used to it if you’ve tried to use FaceTime over their ...

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