Simple Android app lets AirPods activate Google Assistant

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AirPods now work even better on Android.
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AirPods can be paired with any smartphone, just like other Bluetooth headphones. But you don’t get full functionality on third-party platforms. On Android, however, they just became a lot more useful.

You can now use AirPods to activate the Google Assistant — thanks to one simple app.

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It's that time of the week again! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac
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88sms brings the CyanogenMod messaging app to your Android device

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Apart from looking pretty, the stock Android messaging app is pretty simple and basic in nature. It lacks a lot of features including pop-up notifications, and support for quick reply right from the notification bar.

88sms, a direct port of the CyanogenMod 10.2 messaging app, fixes a lot of issues the stock messaging app, while adding some really useful features.