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Google Hangouts: in addition to SMS / MMS also the phone function

Google continues to work according to the presentation of Android 4.4 KitKat with which, in addition to the news inherent in the release itself, there will be important changes and improvements to applications whose function will become increasingly central in the OS, one of these Google Hangouts.

We had already mentioned how Google Hangouts had the integration of the SMS / MMS functionality in store, all leading to the extinction of the Messages system application, apparently the completeness of the app that the Mountain Views giant had in mind goes far beyond what could be expected. Looking to the United States, for which the service is already active Google Voice, it turned out that the latter was integrated into Google Hangouts, in order to make the application truly complete in all its aspects.

The news, unfortunately, comes from the updates provided for the application to the devices iOS, for which the new release that will integrate all these functions already available, almost certainly the choice to favor a competitor in the release of such an important update, given the centrality that the Mountain Views giant wants to give Google Hangouts with a view to Android, due to the wait for Android 4.4. KitKat, presenting the news in a single event.

The direction taken by the service is therefore very interesting, and could in the next updates of Android 4.4 KitKat also lead to the abolition of the Phone application, which will remain at least for the moment, pity only that in Italy the absence of Google Voice makes it difficult to be able to use of this novelty.

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