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Google’s Smart Messaging App Allo Will Not Work After March 2019

This year Google launched Duo support for iPad, Android Tablet, Chromebook, and Smart Displays

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Google has said its smart messaging app Allo will not work after March 2019 as the company focuses on improving its Android Messages app and video calling app Duo.

“Allo will continue to work through March 2019 and until then, you’ll be able to export all of your existing conversation history from the app,” Matt Klainer, Vice President, Consumer Communications Products at Google said in a blog post on Thursday.

Launched in September 2016 with much fanfare, Allo — Google’s messaging rival to WhatsApp and Apple iMessage — is an instant messaging mobile app for the Android and iOS mobile Operating Systems (OS), with a web client available on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers.

Google paused investment in Allo earlier this year and brought some of its most-loved features – like Smart Reply, GIFs and desktop support – into Messages, which has over 175 million users.

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“Given Messages’ continued momentum, we’ve decided to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages,” Klainer said.

“We’ve learned a lot from Allo, particularly what’s possible when you incorporate machine learning features, like the Google Assistant, into messaging,” Klainer added.

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Google said it will continue to bring more quality improvements based on Machine Learning that make video calls with Duo simple and reliable.

This year Google launched Duo support for iPad, Android Tablet, Chromebook, and Smart Displays. (IANS)

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Infosys Partners with Google for Expansion of Digital Services

"The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services," Ichhpurani added

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Software major Infosys would offer scalable services and solutions on demand to global enterprises on search engine’s Google cloud platform, the IT major said on Saturday.

“We are partnering with Google to develop cloud transformation and migration services for enabling enterprises to transform their businesses on a scalable and on-demand model,” said the Bengaluru-based company in a statement.

The $10.9 billion IT behemoth has built Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions on the Google platform to digitise the data supply chain, such as analytics workbench.

The workbench also augments data platforms to deliver end-to-end self-service capabilities, information grid for data movement to the cloud platform and customer genome.

“The solutions will enable enterprises to modernize their IT and monetise and digitise their businesses as they navigate the next stages in their transformation journey,” asserted the statement.

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“The solution allows enterprises to react to signals in real time and create intelligent, engaging experiences for their customers,” asserted the statement.

The offering will also help organisations accelerate their digital journeys and lead them towards sustainable growth.

“The technology landscape is moving at a rapid pace, making it difficult for customers to maintain legacy technology infrastructure and cater to the needs of the digital consumer,” reiterated Infosys President Ravi Kumar on the occasion.

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Google Cloud Vice President Kevin Ichhpurani said his customers were looking for solutions to shift their systems to the cloud to apply its machine learning and AI to their businesses.

“The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services,” Ichhpurani added.  (IANS)