Google’s Upcoming Messaging App
Google is in the process of creating its own mobile messaging application, along the same lines as Whatsapp, Hike, Line, Wechat and Viber. The news comes from India’s Economic Times, and the article states the search company will test the app in the country next year. If you are wondering what’s wrong with Hangouts, then there is a key difference between the two – Google’s new messenger app won’t require a Google login.
The app may feature localized language support for different regions and voice-to-text messaging capabilities. Google’s new messenger app could be used to reach a more casual audience considering the fact that it won’t require any Google login. A few months back, the search giant discontinued its SMS-powered messenger that was available in regions with limited internet access.
It’s possible that this new application could be paired with Google’s Android One project to offer more viable messaging option to people in emerging markets.
There’s no official confirmation from Google, but an anonymous source informed the Economic Times the new app would reach the people in 2015, and would be free to use, another move to compete with Whatsapp which gives a year free usage and then charges a modest annual fee. So let’s see What Google comes up with in the coming year.