All three services offer the same core functionality of sending text and photo messages for free over an Internet connection. While Viber has the benefit of being available on multiple devices across different platforms, it's let down by very buggy software. If it can sort out the issues then it could be a superb app, regardless of which phone you choose. Without knowing exactly what the BBM app will be like on iOS or Android, it's difficult to know how well it will stack up against the others. If it brings all of its features -- including video calling and screen sharing -- for free and lets you use it across multiple devices, it could offer some genuine competition to WhatsApp and Viber.
We have a while to wait before we can give it a proper go, leaving WhatsApp and Viber plenty of time to add new features themselves, In the meantime, let me know your messaging platform of choice in the design series case for apple iphone 7 - translucent/lilly comments below or over on our Facebook page, BlackBerry Messenger is coming this summer to the iPhone and Android, I see how it stacks up against rivals WhatsApp and Viber, BlackBerry announced earlier this week at BlackBerry Live in Florida that it's finally bringing BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to Android phones and iPhones this summer..
Another new feature is Google Hangouts, a new messaging service that ties together Google Talk, Google Plus Hangout and chat, and other messaging tools. Your chats are all lumped together into your Gmail inbox. We were expecting Key Lime Pie, the next big update to Android. An all-singing, all-dancing update would have been nice, but the incremental change makes sense to me: we've often bemoaned the fact that updates are so slow to reach phones in the real world, it feels like Android is too far ahead of itself.
For the latest from Google as it happens right now, check out our liveblog from the Google I/O event, Is Google right to stick with 4.3? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook wall, Update: We've updated this article to clarify the source of the 4.3 name, Google has unveiled the next update to its software for mobile phones and tablets: Android 4.3, design series case for apple iphone 7 - translucent/lilly Google has revealed new features in the next update to its software for mobile phones and tablets, complete with a new-look Google Play store, music service, and new gaming centre..
And Hugo Barra, vice president of product management, said Google Play has just passed 48 billion app installations, with 2.5 billion installations in the last month alone. Google is hosting Google I/O, its annual developers conference, Wednesday in San Francisco. The online giant has been expected to announce a host of new products and provide more details about other recently announced technology such as Google Glass. Google's Android software has become the most-used mobile operating system in the world. Canalys last week said Android ran about 60 percent of all smart devices -- phones, tablets, and notebooks -- shipped in the first quarter, while iOS came in second with 19 percent share. While Android still lags iOS in tablets, it's starting to pick up steam, much as it did before dominating smartphones.