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Android Messages v2.9 prepares to launch Allo-like web interface, Google-enhanced chat features, and payments to businesses [APK Teardown]

Friday, February 9th, 2018

There's a new version of Android Messages rolling out to our phones. So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface. A teardown reveals Google is getting ready to launch a web interface that would allow users to pair their phones with a computer for all of their texting needs. Google may also be planning to offer its own enhanced chat features to work with RCS messaging.

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Android Messages v2.9 prepares to launch Allo-like web interface, Google-enhanced chat features, and payments to businesses [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn’t notice because you’re part of the 99.99999%

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Allo's small userbase has become somewhat of a joke in the Android community, but the fact of the matter is that there are actually people who actually use Google's latest messaging service. Crazy, right? If you do use Allo, you might have noticed that your messages have been stuck on "Sending..." with none of them actually being sent.

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[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn't notice because you're part of the 99.99999% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo v26 prepares multi-account support, breaking news camera effect, and more [APK Teardown]

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Allo updates are starting to roll out, but as the trend has been going, there's not much to see in the main interface for this update. However, tearing down the APK has turned up signs of good things to come. Support for using Google accounts to find contacts and start conversations is going to be pretty robust as hints suggest we'll be able to sign in multiple accounts. There's also a new camera effect listed, a little activity around the scene generation feature, and a hint that the behavior of bots may by changing.

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Allo v26 prepares multi-account support, breaking news camera effect, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Head of Product for Allo and Duo moves to Facebook

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Amit Fulay served as a Product Manager at Google since 2010, most recently as Head of Product for Real-Time Communications. In other words, he was the head of Allo, Duo, WebRTC, and other projects within the company. Fulay announced on Twitter today that he has left Google, and now works at Facebook.

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Google's Head of Product for Allo and Duo moves to Facebook was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is investigating Pixel 2 XL voice messaging bug affecting WhatsApp, Allo, and Telegram

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Pixel 2 XL has suffered from several since its launch, both hardware and software-related, just like pretty much any other consumer product of its kind. The latest bug to come to light is a curious one that affects the sound output level of a voice clip sent via a messaging app. According to a number of users on this Pixel User Community thread, this issue is limiting the volume level when recording voice messages on the Pixel 2 XL.

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Google is investigating Pixel 2 XL voice messaging bug affecting WhatsApp, Allo, and Telegram was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo v25 enables automatic transcriptions for audio messages, may hint at threaded conversations [APK Teardown]

Friday, December 15th, 2017

A new version of Allo is rolling out just in time for the holidays. If you're thinking about singing Christmas carols or wishing somebody a happy new year, things are going to get a little more interesting thanks to the latest update. Your audio messages will now be automatically transcribed to text, so people can decide when to listen and have some idea of what they're going to be hearing. There's also a clue that may suggest threaded conversations will be supported.

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Allo v25 enables automatic transcriptions for audio messages, may hint at threaded conversations [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Allo v24 prepares to start chats with Gmail addresses, continues work on camera effects and other UI enhancements [APK Teardown]

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A new version of Allo is making the rounds, and again with an evening release on a Friday. So far, no new features have been uncovered in this update, but we're still poking around for something to reveal itself. In the meantime, there's plenty of material to examine under the microscope of a teardown. We can see that contacting people through their Google account may be coming soon. Allo's upcoming camera effects are evolving as two old ones may have been removed, a new one turns up, and they're all getting new icons.

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Google Allo v24 prepares to start chats with Gmail addresses, continues work on camera effects and other UI enhancements [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo v23 prepares to display vCard details and add a new attachment type, may be launching audio message transcriptions and camera effects soon [APK Teardown]

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Google began rolling out version 23 of Allo yesterday. No feature changes have jumped out at us yet, but there's plenty of material for a teardown. There are more details about the upcoming camera effects for selfies and selfie clips, a new type of attachment, custom support for contact cards shared between people, and more.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Allo v23 prepares to display vCard details and add a new attachment type, may be launching audio message transcriptions and camera effects soon [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Exclusive: Google Allo to add ‘Activities’ with built-in games, shared lists, and more

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Google Allo is loaded with quirky and unusual features, many of which fall outside of the norm for traditional instant messengers. While a lot of people write off things like selfie stickers as distractions, they serve to give users new ways to make their chat experience into whatever they want it to be. Based on a video and screenshots we've obtained from a person testing preview features in Allo, it looks like the app will soon introduce a feature called 'Activities' with the ability to launch miniature shared apps that everybody can interact with.

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Exclusive: Google Allo to add 'Activities' with built-in games, shared lists, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo v22 is testing streamlined new chat UI, preparing to add transcriptions for audio messages and new camera effects [APK Teardown]

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Releasing an app update just before the start of the weekend is always a bit risky, but here we have an update to Allo v22 that shows that's just how those developers play the game. On the other hand, this looks like a pretty calm update; the only thing jumping out so far is a streamlined UI for setting up solo and group chats.

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Allo v22 is testing streamlined new chat UI, preparing to add transcriptions for audio messages and new camera effects [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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