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07:11  11 february  2018
07:11  11 february  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. All told, Google appears to be transforming Android Messages into an Allo-like app, except for mobile SMS texts instead of web-based ones.

Google 's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police.

  Google explores texting from your browser © Provided by Engadget Google's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police. Most significantly, it looks like you'll be able to pair your phone with a computer and text directly from a browser like Chrome, Firefox and Safari, much as you can with Google's Allo messaging app.

Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented in the latest Android Messages 2.9 APK, but you can't yet send an actual text.

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Android messages may soon let you send texts from your computer. What your favorite and what kind of features would you like to see? Edit: Darn Google explores texting from your browser got to it first. @southpaw, want to merge the topics?

Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Google explores texting from your browser . Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier.

The APK also hints at the ability to send and receive payments, likely via Google Pay, potentially opening that service up to many more users. There are also signs that something called Google Enhanced Messaging, probably similar Smart Replies for Gmail, Allo and Inbox, is coming to Android Messages.

All told, Google appears to be transforming Android Messages into an Allo-like app, except for mobile SMS texts instead of web-based ones. It could also be monetizing it to a degree via Google Pay. Considering the power it yields over the Android smartphone ecosystem, that could amount to a lot of dollars. Take all the changes with some salt, though, because APKs don't necessarily mean features are set in stone, and some of the aforementioned features are still half-baked.

Android Messages may soon let you text from the web

  Android Messages may soon let you text from the web <p>Could Google finally be getting serious about taking on iMessage?</p>It’s possible, however, that the last leg of that messaging stool is about to get a lot more interesting. Android Police just dug into the code for the very latest version of Android Messages, the app Google makes for SMS. And inside it are references to two very intriguing features.

1OverJordan24 237. ,196 | 2727. Google explores texting from your browser . Google 's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police.

Most essentially, it would appear that you’ll have the capacity to match your telephone with a PC and content straightforwardly from a program like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, much as you can with Google ’s Allo informing application.

Google Pay is the new Android Pay .
Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn't need to exist as two different services.&nbsp;For that, you still have to use Google Wallet, which is now called Google Pay Send to keep it on-brand, if a bit awkwardly. The services won't be split for too much longer, though, as people in the US and UK will be able to send and request cash through the actual Google Pay app "within the next few months." So, beyond the new naming scheme and Android Pay redesign, not a great deal is changing on day one.

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