Not suitable for IM users I have just updated to hangout from old Google talk and found that user's online status is no more available. But, I think it is a very essential feature if you are replacing the gtalk. Without knowing the online status it is not possible to use it as a chat or IM client (Even I may distrub a busy user). So, Switching back to gtalk & will wait for the update to hanout. Hope it will be added in future version.
The biggest gripe I have is that when I'm starting a new SMS and search for my contacts it pull everyone on Google with that name. It would be nice to see if Google can just search your Google Contacts first, then opt to search the rest of the world...
Finally the all in one messaging app it was destined to be With group messaging and MMS for Google voice users, this app finally lives up to its potential. I'd still like to see voice recording like in whatsapp but it's not far from excellent at this point.
Bug/Request Keeps showing that messages are read when they really haven't been. Slow to update last time user was active. Please add scheduled/repeat messages for sms like handcent/next sms
Moto X, 5.1 lolipop Day 4 and Google Voice incoming calls are still not working. No ringtone only vibrates with notification answer or decline. It takes 8 to 10 seconds to connect and sometimes won't disconnect. Calls from landlines are a crap shoot, I do seem to get calls ring through from Hangouts users from the app. Very frustrating as everything was working fine before this update.
Great app... Love the idea of the replying from notification bar but come on, its a straight steal from iOS. Will give 5 stars if you can read the message and reply at the same time instead of having to look at my notification bar first before hitting reply. For as long as this takes, I'll just use the normal way to answer back.
• Reply directly from notifications
• Save your favorite conversations to your Home screen for quick access
• Improvements to the Invites page
• Bug fixes
The Samsung push service provides the notification service on Samsung devices.