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Google ‘Ultra Violet’ Leaked

08/14/2014, Google introduced Hangouts to the masses some time in the middle of last year on an official basis, and Hangouts played the role of being a replacement for Google Talk, and it has since worn the hat of being Google’s official instant messaging app....

Google Terminates SMS For Hangouts Feature

07/02/2014, For Android users who either have Android 4.4 KitKat or have upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, you might recall that one of the changes Google made included consolidating both SMS and Google Hangout chats in a single Hangouts app. This is fine since Apple...

Google Working To Fix Hangouts 2.1 Battery Drain Issue

05/21/2014, Don’t you just hate it when you use an app, only to find out how much of a battery drainer it is? This can be attributed to a bug in the app, or that the app was not developed properly, thus leading to battery drain of your smartphone. Unfortunately it...

Google Hangouts Outage

03/17/2014, For those of you out there who happen to use Google Hangouts as your main vehicle of choice when it comes to chatting with friends and family online, I am quite sure that you would have noticed by now that this chat service from Google has run into its...

Emoji Bug Can Cause Hangouts Android App To Crash

11/11/2013, People who use Hangouts on Android recently got good news as Google released an updated version of the app that finally brings SMS support. On the Nexus 5, the new Hangouts app is the default SMS app. The new app has been very well received, despite the...

Google Hangouts Update With SMS Support Finally Released

11/07/2013, Last month Google announced that it is finally adding SMS support to Hangouts. It has actually made a number of improvements to the app, which includes support for location sharing and animated GIFs. Google actually announced this update prior to formally...

Google Hangouts For iOS Gets Voice Integration

10/20/2013, Here’s something that might make Android users a bit jealous. Google has updated its Hangouts app for iOS and has added the ability to make phone calls. The feature was first rolled out back in July, when Hangouts on the desktop received this...

Google Hangouts Getting HD Quality Video

08/28/2013, Over the last few weeks Google has started to roll out 720p HD Hangouts video support to a subset of its users, it has been revealed today. Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Chee Chew has confirmed the move in an interview and said that this...

Google+ Receiving Major Changes To Layout, Hangouts, Photos Today

05/15/2013, Google launched its Google+ social network back in June 2011 and since then, they have made some big changes to the service over the past two years. At Google I/O, the company announced it would be making up to 41 changes to Google+, with many of them...