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Google Messages v4.0 enables renaming of group chats, changes colors for unpictured contacts, and more [APK Teardown]

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Google's Messages app came out with a brand new update this week, and while it's sporting a major new version number, the changes are fairly moderate. It's now possible to give custom names to your group chats, and there's a tweak to the UI that makes Messages look a lot more like Google's Contacts and Phone apps. There are also several things to discuss in a teardown, particularly with regards to RCS.

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Google Messages v4.0 enables renaming of group chats, changes colors for unpictured contacts, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Contacts v3.2 brings the long-awaited dark mode [APK Download]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

A ton of Google apps have gotten reskinned with the company's updated Material look, and Contacts was among the first to receive the redesign. Given the apps' very generous use of the color white, many have been begging for a dark theme. Android Messages (or, rather, simply 'Messages' now) and Google News have already gotten dark modes, and Contacts is the latest Google app to be updated with one.

Contacts initially received the new Material interface back in August, and it was further updated last month in v3.1.

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Google Contacts v3.2 brings the long-awaited dark mode [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Google Contacts web app is here to stay, becoming only option in 2019

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

The redesigned Google Contacts web app has been in development since 2015, and it was recently updated to match Gmail's new look (thanks Edric and Wyatt). You've always been able to use the older version if you wanted, but that option is going away soon — Google has said the new Contacts web app will entirely replace the old version by February 2019.

The announced timeline specifically applies to G Suite users, but it's likely that regular Gmail accounts will follow the same pattern.

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New Google Contacts web app is here to stay, becoming only option in 2019 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v41 prepares contact pinning and calling Home devices linked to your account [APK Teardown]

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The latest version of Google Duo has landed, but like so many other updates, it doesn't appear to change anything immediately upon installation. However, as tradition dictates, there are a couple of interesting things to see from a teardown. It looks like Duo will be adding support for pinning contacts to the top of your list for convenient access. You should also be able to begin making calls to smart displays linked to your account for an easy way to call home.

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Google Duo v41 prepares contact pinning and calling Home devices linked to your account [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Contacts v3.1 comes with more visual updates and prepares option to erase interaction data [APK Teardown]

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The big update to Contacts v3.0 brought with it a significant visual refresh to the Material theme Google has been adopting over the last few months. The latest update to v3.1 continues on that trajectory with more visual adjustments that tune the look even further. Not only does this update sport a few fresh graphics, there's also the start of a new feature that can clear interaction data.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Cosmetic updates

Even more visual tweaks

Left: v3.0.

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Google Contacts v3.1 comes with more visual updates and prepares option to erase interaction data [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wear OS v2.16 prepares priority notifications for favorite contacts, optional media controls, and much more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Android Wear, or Wear OS as it's now known, seems to have found renewed momentum lately with fresh efforts in fitness, updates to the interface, and new hardware coming on the horizon. The latest update brings one notable change the improves the interface for managing notifications, but also carries with it the signs of many other changes and additions to come.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Updated notification filter screen

Improvements to notification filters

 

Left: v2.15.

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Wear OS v2.16 prepares priority notifications for favorite contacts, optional media controls, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wear OS v2.16 prepares priority notifications for favorite contacts, optional media controls, and much more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Android Wear, or Wear OS as it's now known, seems to have found renewed momentum lately with fresh efforts in fitness, updates to the interface, and new hardware coming on the horizon. The latest update brings one notable change the improves the interface for managing notifications, but also carries with it the signs of many other changes and additions to come.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Updated notification filter screen

Improvements to notification filters

 

Left: v2.15.

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Wear OS v2.16 prepares priority notifications for favorite contacts, optional media controls, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update Notes for Google Voice, Play Store, Translate, YouTube, YouTube Kids, Contacts, and more (August 11, 2018)

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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Update Notes for Google Voice, Play Store, Translate, YouTube, YouTube Kids, Contacts, and more (August 11, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google rolls out Contacts v3.0 with new Material interface [APK Download]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

If there's anything Android users want, it's more white UI elements. Oh, is that not what you meant with your repeated calls for a dark mode? Google thought you were being sarcastic. As such, it has launched another redesigned app with an all-white Material interface. Get ready for Contacts 3.0 to sear your retinas.

The app itself appears to have all the same menu options and settings. The difference here is that it adopts Google's new Material Design style. The blue top bar is gone, replaced with a white section that transitions seamlessly into the scrollable contact list.

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Google rolls out Contacts v3.0 with new Material interface [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Contacts v2.7 prepares a new home screen widget and name suggestions using sources like Google Maps [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Google Contacts v2.7 is rolling out, but you're not likely to see anything different in the UI. This update likely fixes some bugs and lines up a few new features. A teardown points to a brand new widget that will include a list of contacts. We'll also be able to look forward to a clever tool that will suggest names for contacts based on sources like Google Maps and your corporate directory if they're available.

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Google Contacts v2.7 prepares a new home screen widget and name suggestions using sources like Google Maps [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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