Can Android Messages unify Google’s biggest problem?

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.

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Google Allo will soon sport a desktop client

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.

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[Update: Release date confirmed] Google Allo may launch this week

Update 1: Evan Blass (@evleaks) confirms Allo release date as Wednesday, 9/21. It’s happening.


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.

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