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Google I/O roundup: Google’s ‘Assistant’ Siri competitor, Google Home, Allo & Duo messaging apps & much more

Google kicked off its Google I/O developer conference today with the usual keynote address where executives showed off a number of upcoming hardware, software and developer tool products. It started off with its new voice controlled Siri competitor— Google Assistant— which also ties into its upcoming Amazon Echo-like device for the home called Google Home.

The company then demoed a brand new messaging app called Allo, and a new video messaging app companion called Duo, both of which will be coming to iOS devices. The new Allo app will be the first place that users will get to experience the new Google Assistant features that the company plans on bringing to several devices across platforms including to vehicles through Android Auto. And it highlighted a focus on security for Allo with an “incognito mode” like its Chrome browser, while giving a demo and talking up reliability of video calls for the Duo app.

Head below for our roundup of everything announced courtesy of our sister site 9to5Google, and keep checking back for more as the event unfolds. 

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Filed under: iOS, Mac Tagged: allo, developers, Echo, Google, Google Assistant, google home, Google I/O, Messaging

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Jordan Kahn

May 18th

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Mac

How Facebook Will Make the Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone—and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular than social media. And now, Facebook is giving you even more reasons to send text messages.

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Darren Orf

April 12th

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Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

messenger_crop Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! No sense saving them for below the fold: it’s Dropbox integration and live video Chat Heads. It’s even in the headline. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 12th

Gadgets

Mobile

10 Tips To Make You a Slack Wizard

Slack continues to creep into offices and organizations worldwide, bringing a new and intuitive approach to old group chat model. If you’ve been signed up for the service at your workplace, then here are ten ways to wow your fellow workers with your Slack skills.

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March 18th

Mobile

10 Tips To Make You a Slack Wizard

Slack continues to creep into offices and organizations worldwide, bringing a new and intuitive approach to old group chat model. If you’ve been signed up for the service at your workplace, then here are ten ways to wow your fellow workers with your Slack skills.

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March 18th

Mobile

Toymail is reimagining the mobile phone for kids

Toymail Talkies It’s been a while since we checked in with Toymail, the kids messaging startup that piloted its first product on Kickstarter back in fall 2013. Its idea was to turn Wi-Fi-enabled toys into a screen-less connectivity medium that let parents send voice messages to their kids via a companion smartphone app. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

March 16th

Gadgets

Mobile

Toymail is reimagining the mobile phone for kids

Toymail Talkies It’s been a while since we checked in with Toymail, the kids messaging startup that piloted its first product on Kickstarter back in fall 2013. Its idea was to turn Wi-Fi-enabled toys into a screen-less connectivity medium that let parents send voice messages to their kids via a companion smartphone app. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

March 16th

Gadgets

Mobile

WhatsApp Is Axing Its $1 Subscription Fee

Prepare to save a whole $1 every single year. WhatsApp has announced that it’s dropping its annual subscription fee.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 18th

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Brazil Has Temporarily Blocked Whatsapp Over a Legal Dispute

Whatsapp has proven to be insanely popular in Brazil, as the number-one most used app in the country. But that doesn’t matter to a Brazilian court, which has ordered a 48-hour blockade of the service over an injunction from a mysterious third party.

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Chris Mills

December 17th

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Sony’s new PlayStation Messages app is the messaging companion to its PlayStation app—the equivalent

Sony’s new PlayStation Messages app is the messaging companion to its PlayStation app—the equivalent of Messenger to Facebook—for all those times you only want to talk to PlayStation-based friends.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 8th

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