Google satisfaction survey found on the Android Messages client

Just the other day, we told you how some Google Pixel 2 XL owners have been asked to take a “one minute” survey to “Help improve Pixel.” If you decide to opt-in, you’ll be asked questions about the level of satisfaction you have with your Pixel 2 XL, and which brand of phone you previously owned. The survey was found on the settings page at the bottom of the handset’s screen.

As it turns out, Google is not limiting the survey to Pixel 2 XL owners. An invitation to answer some questions was also discovered on the Android Messages SMS client, which happened to be running on a ZTE Axon 7. On …


YouTube client ProTube feels the heat from Google, removes itself from the App Store

On the first of this month, alternative YouTube client ProTube was removed from the Apple App Store by its developer. This took place following complaints lodged by YouTube owner Google. The search giant first filed its complaint a year ago stating that the app violated its Terms of Service. Google pointed out in its complaint that ProTube was a paid app which alone was a violation of the YouTube ToS. ProTube developer Jonas Gessner wrote in his blog on Sunday that Google requested that ProTube remove all of the features that made it different than YouTube.

Google wanted ProTube to remove …

Microsoft's SMS client for Android is available in India only


The vast majority of Microsoft’s annual revenue related to mobile phones actually comes from licensing its large number of Android related patents to manufacturers. So why shouldn’t Microsoft take care of business by offering an SMS client for Android devices? And so Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s experimental division, did so. It’s called SMS Organizer, but if you don’t live in India, you are not going to find it available for your Android phone.

Sporting a new tab-based interface, SMS Organizer puts your personal messages in one tab while other messages involving transactions …

AOL/Verizon launch their new Alto email client for Android and iOS

This morning, AOL/Verizon launched a new email client for iOS and Android called Alto Mail. The app allows you to see email from all of your accounts in one place. For example, email you receive on your AOL, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Office365, iCloud and Exchange accounts will be easily found on Alto Mail. Alto will divide your mail automatically into different categories; this allows you to scroll through lists of attachments and images, and you can easily find messages that came from people on your contacts list.

Thanks to the native client’s Dashboard feature which is integrated …