In another coffin for the Android brand, Google will soon move its news web app from Android.com to Google.com after a change has been made to Chrome OS.
The Android News Web App that lets you manage SMS / MMS messages on your phone from another device. It has long been hosted on the simple URL of "messages.android.com". However, as our Stephen Hall has noted, Google has been increasingly avoiding the word "Android" lately.
Thanks to a new code change discovered in Chromium's Gerrit source code management, we now know that Google plans to fully transition to "messages.google.com" shortly.
The code change itself is simply a mechanism for remotely directing Chromebooks from anywhere to stop messaging Android.com URLs using the "Better Together" features. Go to Google.com.
From today, messages.google.com does not exist, though the discovery of this commitment definitely suggests that this will change soon.
It's unlikely that the URL change will take place in days, as Chrome OS changes are unlikely to start on Chromebooks until they're 72 or 73. To help prevent unexpected behavior, Google can also maintain both URLs while users are getting it
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