Thursday, January 14

Samsung Messages

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Galaxy S21 series will have ‘native’ Google messages, but it’s tricky

During its Unpacked event on January 14, Samsung took the time to highlight a new partnership with Google that will make it appear that some of the search giant's software technologies are gaining prominence in Samsung's newest phones. Samsung briefly brought in Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome, Chrome OS and Play, to discuss the partnership. First, Lockheimer discussed a deeper integration of Google Duo and Message in Samsung's S21 line. It appears that Messages will be "native" on the S21 series, but it will not be the default. In addition to including Google Messages on the S21 line, Lockheimer also detailed a new 'TalkBack' screen reader experience that would launch first on the S21 line. Dieter Bohn, Executive Editor of The edge, noted in ...