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ICYMI: More Google messaging confusion, Google Assistant for everyone, and more GS8

ICYMI tech news of the week includes some more Google messaging app confusion. Google Assistant rolls out to many more devices. As always the closer we get to an unveiling the more leaks pop out. This wasn’t a ground breaking week in the tech news, but definitely some interesting developments. Keep scrolling for a few more details.

Google Messaging Apps

Google seemed to focus on the corporate level in terms of what they offer for messaging solutions. They are splitting the app into two apps, Meet and Chat. For the life of me, I don’t get why Google can’t make one app with everything built in. Regardless, Google wants to go these directions when it comes to messaging options.

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With Meet, native, full-screen presenting makes it easy to showcase your team’s projects. And as Meet integrates directly with G Suite, information you need about each meeting is automatically pulled from Calendar. For our G Suite Enterprise customers, each meeting comes with a dedicated dial-in phone number, so team members on the road can feel connected and productive in meetings despite wi-fi or data issues.

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Google Assistant

This might be part of the best thing Google has done with messaging apps. They rolled out Google Assistant to all Android devices running Android 6.0 or above. It was pretty cool to get Google Assistant on my cheap Honor 6X. Simply long press your home button and launch Assistant.

More GS8

The Galaxy S8 can’t get here soon enough. It’s the device that everything else compares against. Not to mention everyone is curious if Samsung will be able to bounce back after the Note 7 battery issues. For this week’s big leak news, we have some more defined images to look at.

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