Today we’ve got Chat, which is Google’s new name for its RCS initiative, LG news — please stop referring to the LG G7 as LG G7 ThinQ, please and ThinQ — and Fuchsia Friday from our Kyle Bradshaw. We also have some great deals on Google stuff from 9to5Toys.
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- ‘Chat’ is the name of Google’s RCS-based iMessage alternative, coming to Android soon
- LG V40 ThinQ rumored to be codenamed ‘Storm,’ potentially launching just months after V35
- LG G7 ThinQ will apparently have a dedicated Google Assistant button
- Fuchsia Friday: How Android compatibility could happen
- Pick up Twelve South’s Fermata Headphone Charging Stand for $50, an all-time low
- The Essential Phone 128GB Android device now $400 at Amazon (20% off)
- The ecobee4 Alexa-enabled HomeKit Wi-Fi Thermostat falls to $199 (Reg. $249)