We’ve seen the thing in retail store inventories, cellebrite systems, we’ve just gotten a look at the first snap-on cover, hell, Verizon’s even shown it on their own site and Android Central had a device of their own to look at. So where is this HTC Merge, Verizon? Why must you play this cruel game with our hearts? We hope you really were waiting to release it so you could make it a world phone with radios for your LTE network because nothing else explains why we’ve been hearing about the Merge for nearly four months now (since it first broke cover as the mysterious “ADR6325VW” on the Incredible’s USB cable.) But if you take too long, the “Incredible HD” is just going to steal all of its thunder. Yea, we know about that too. (You leak like a sieve.) Get on it!
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more_vertAllo can't be your SMS app
Allo is out. It’s a pretty cool messaging app, but the more we use it, the more we see it for exactly what it is — a pure messaging app (with a lot of Google injected inside). As such, if you want to use Allo as your default text messaging app, we’re sorry to say that it’s impossible.
more_vertAllo is now available!
It’s the last day of summer and Google has kept its promise – Allo is finally available!
If you want to be able to use any app you want in split-screen on Nougat, you’ll be happy to learn there’s a very easy way to do that. All you’ll need is an Android 7.0 Nougat device, the ability to toggle a setting, and a quick phone reboot
more_vertExpectations killed Allo
Google’s Allo is the latest product to fall victim to lofty expectations and hype. Allo is exactly what Google told us it would be back at I/O, but a lot of people are disappointed. They were expecting something that only exists in their minds.
Allo does have options for users to keep their messaging conversations private, but Google has decided to store user’s messages indefinitely to help suggestions from Google Assistant.
more_vertPixel phone teaser site launched
After sending out invitations to the press for an October 4th press event for the Pixel phones, Google has now launched a teaser site for the upcoming phones.
GoPro has finally unveiled their first ever drone. We’ve known for a while that GoPro would be joining the drone market, but now it’s official. Let’s see how the GoPro Karma compares to the best from DJI.
Google’s new messaging service Allo has been released, but Edward Snowden doesn’t have kind words for it.