Google I/O is coming up in a couple of months, and I think now’s a fair time to discuss messaging in the Android ecosystem.
The response for Allo hasn’t been at all great since it launched back in late September last year. However, Google’s VP of Communications Products has recently tweeted a picture of a functioning desktop client for Allo in development—one of the app’s biggest missing features compared to Hangouts.
The response to Allo has been… not so great, to put it lightly. It’s missing dozens of essential features and just adds to the number of messaging apps Google already has. However, over the past week or so, I’ve noticed a new layout in my “new message” interface.
Google’s new messaging app arrived Wednesday, and it’s jammed packed with features. I’ve been using it for nearly 3 days now, and it certainly has many pros and cons. But should you make the switch? Let’s find out.
Finally. The wait is over. After more than 4 months since Google I/O back in May, easily one of the most anticipated apps this year has launched. Google Allo is here.
With the release of Allo supposedly coming tomorrow, there’s been yet another leak of Google’s latest messaging app. This time, it’s the marketing.
Over on Google+, Vinoth Ragunathan posted that he believes, from a trusted source, that Allo will launch on September 21 with SMS support.
Update 1: Evan Blass (@evleaks) confirms Allo release date as Wednesday, 9/21. It’s happening.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016
Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced two new messaging applications, Allo and Duo. As I’m sure you know, Duo has been released to the public for about a month now, while Allo, initially bound for a summer release, has been silent.