Android Messages being prepped for smart replies, UI rejig
Google has incorporated smart replies in several of its offings. First, it was noticed in Google Allo and then it was made available in the Gmail app. Smart replies try to comprehend the messages that you have received and list the possible replies that you are more likely to send, as a response to them. Now it's coming in Android Messages. Here's more.
The online search giant launched Android Messages for its users, a few years back. Although, it debuted as Android Messenger, later it was dubbed Android Messages and it has been receiving fixes and updates ever since. Recently, Google gave it a major update and brought in several new features along with tweaks to the UI. The application now looks clutter free and modernistic.
However, it's to be noted that the update has been introduced as a server-side test and it's not a final roll out. Very few have received it, for now. Hopefully, a complete rollout will take place soon. Alongside smart replies, features, such as attachments, were also noticed on the app. In this users would get to attach stickers, voice messages, locations, etc.
The attachment aspect is, however, a little dicey, as the source wasn't a credible one. It might as well just be a modification rather than an official Google update. However, the smart replies update has been made certain and it will, indeed, come to Android Messages. Hopefully, following this update's complete rollout, more people will opt for this app.
Meanwhile, it was a win for Google, when Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates informed that he has switched to an Android OS-based smartphone from a Windows phone. Though he was quick to point out that the device has "a lot of Microsoft software." However, modified or not, it's a win, because when asked he said that he doesn't have an iPhone. Take that Apple!