Google Messenger Is Out On Play Store

Something new from Google that allows you to send text messages to your friends and family? Isn’t that already available on Google Hangouts since a year ago? But why Google? Isn’t hangouts already perfect where we all can use one unified application to send messages? Google Messenger, a standalone text messaging application is now out on Play Store. Although it’s already been around, spotted since recent Android L 5.0 release on Nexus 6, most of us haven’t got it yet, until now. To answer this confusion, Google Messenger is not a Hangouts replacement or rebrand. I rather say, it’s a option or solution for stock messaging application,

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Are OEMs getting their acts together?

This post contains some rant at the bottom. Ever since Google officially drop Lollipop’s source, OEMs are now racing to put Lollipop onto their latest flagship. HTC promised to roll Lollipop in 90 days for the M7 and M8; Motorola has also posted a soak test for selected Moto X users, but a fellow member on XDA has mirrored the soak test and is now available for all who have the courage to flash; LG has also posted a press release stating that it has began rolling out Lollipop for the G3 owners this week and the OTA has been leaked over at XDA(again); There is a video by Sammobile

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Material Design Email in AOSP

A couple of days ago, XDA Senior Developer pulser_g2 posted his rant on on XDA regarding Google’s lack of concern with AOSP apps. But one of our editors spotted a Material Design Email App in AOSP via a tip by sykopompos . I went ahead and did a compile and found that, yes it is Material Design, but it is barely functional. But, it is a milestone for AOSP with regards in Material Design.

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