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On this week’s Vergecast, we rant about Android Messaging, Apple’s hype cycle, and Windows phone dying again

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We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone died again.

But that’s not all. There’s a whole lot in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

07:28 - Android Messaging rant

18:49 - Hollywood studios join Disney to launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

26:07 - Google will “permanently remove” Home Mini feature that led to constant recording

32:21 - Apple hype cycle

38:02 - Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go

49:59 - Windows Phone is dead

58:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool

1:01:50 - Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years of Kindles

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