I wanted it to be really good. But it doesn't sync with my existing messages, meaning that I have to go all in on Allo, and it will only be truly effective if I delete my existing messaging app and replace it with Allo. That would be fine if it were a sure-fire app, but as it is, it is only used at its full potential when used with other Allo users. I only have one friend that uses Allo right now, so it's not worth it. If it were to catch on and be really popular, then I might go back. But until it catches up with the times, I'll stick with my standard Samsung messaging app.
Doesn't support SMS. In order for this to work well it effectively needs to replace the messenger app. I kind of see this as the upgrade from that. It would also be great for the app to recognise other users who have Allo in order to support the apps full potential. It's a shame this app wasn't perfected with the Google Pixel release and then made it the default messenger app, but there we go..
Another chat app and this one comes without SMS. No luck getting anyone I know to install it. What is the incentive? Should have upgraded hangouts to this instead of making a new application. I don't see how this can succeed when it lacks so many features. How many messaging apps does google want us to install?
No SMS support renders it pretty much useless to most people. Which is sad because the application itself is really quick, I like the over all look and feel, and I'd love to test it out properly. Google assistant is very interesting. Very promising application it's just not there and is taking up space on my phone. You know what this app needs more themes and stickers!!! (Sarcasm)
Potential is there but missing so many features I was excited for Allo. It was supposed to be THE iMessage alternative for Android that we've needed for so long. When it released I was shocked by the fact that it wasn't & couldn't be the 1 and ONLY app I need. No instead of having one great, simple and end to end encrypted text app that can handle all your messaging needs like iMessage, we stil need to use 2 apps. No integration with Android Auto or Ok Google are other disappointments. 1 app that does everything is better than 5 apps that do 1 thing each
Now I have the Pixel XL I don't even use this for the assistant now and with only 3 people in my contacts list (off nearly 100) its just not worth using! SMS integration is needed for this to succeed otherwise its just gonna fizzle out...
Bug fixes and performance improvements