In an ocean of phone applications, Google has rolled out it’s own smart messaging app, Allo. What distinguishes it from other messaging apps is the Assistant feature. You can make plans with a friend, and get suggestions and extra info inside the conversation. All without having to exit the app and open up a browser.
Allo wasn’t far behind the release of iOS 10, which allowed more features within messaging as well as improvements with Siri. Allo is available for both Android and iOS so it will be interesting to see if anyone will jump from the new iPhone messaging to Allo.