Google has launched a chat feature for people without smartphones to help them stay in touch and communicate with their families.The feature is being rolled out in the UK, the US, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain, where it is being called 'Whatsapp for smartphones'.Google says it has seen "over 1 million new phone numbers every month" since the launch of the app in September 2015."We kno...
You can’t make an app store as simple as a store page and expect to make money.
But you can make it as easy as a service.
That’s what Google’s Toggl app store is doing by integrating its Google Play service into the experience of shopping in the store.
It’s also a step toward the goal of making it easier for consumers to buy, even if it means making it more difficult for merchants to offer you a good deal.
In the process, Google is also making it harder for its competitors to keep the service’s services exclusive.
What’s more, it’s making it much easier for users to access Google Play’s own apps.
It means that if you’re a fan of Google Play Games or Google Play Music, for instance, you can get both of those services on your phone without having to do anything on the Play Store.
And if you just want to watch videos and listen to music, you don’t have to worry about the fact that Google Play isn’t actually available on your device.
In short, Google’s approach to the app store has a lot to do with making it a better experience for users, and making it less likely that any developer will ever want to make a different kind of app store.
That means that in the near term, the Play Services could help to make Google’s app store more appealing to consumers.
But it also means that the Google Play Services are going to have a tough time keeping up with the competition in the future.
The biggest obstacle for Google is the fact it’s already so dominant in the mobile app market that the only way to get the Play services to compete with Google’s own offerings is to get more customers to install Google’s services.
For now, the Google apps are getting a lot of attention, but in the long run they may end up being a much less valuable product to consumers than they were before.
This article was originally published by New York magazine.
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