Chris Chavez

Contributing Editor

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Google Talk is officially being shut down today

Mar 24th - When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

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Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Mar 23rd - Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.

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Sony helped Google improve wireless audio quality in Android O

Mar 21st - Sony helped Google improve wireless audio quality in Android O thanks to their LDAC audio coding technology. Sony’s technology allows for drastically higher bitrates to be transferred over Bluetooth and while all Android OEMs can now take advantage of this, there’s just one small catch…