Pre installed garbage I can't uninstall without rooting my phone thus voiding the warranty. I've never used it and I never will just like all the other pre installed junk. It's sad when a company has to pay Verizon/art/ECT to force people to download their trash app. I would give 0* but it won't let me.
I love the features and the calls were terrific for Google Voice until Lollipop. Now the app sends to get killed in the background and unless I have it open or have just opened it in the last few minutes, I can only use it to retrieve voicemail and return calls. It was prefect for my needs when it worked full time.
Google, please don't drop Hangouts! I have multiple Android devices... some just sit in the other room for when I need Google - my phone isn't always on me when I'm at home. Hangouts is great because I can continue/start a conversation between my Android devices, Windows or Mac. Allo/Duo is tied to a phone no. And there is no way to use them on my Windows or Mac. Uninstalled Allo/Duo... they are of no use at all. EDIT: now less useful as Hangouts has dropped SMS support and I have to use another messaging app. Google - where are you going with 4-5 different messaging apps?
You still can't search your conversation history, not even in the Gmail app. You have to search on the desktop version for this. Hangouts is also still extremely laggy, and contact photos occasionally disappear unless I leave and reenter a conversation. Photos take forever to change to full resolution when viewing them in a conversation. And just like that, Google somehow made it even worse by getting rid of combined SMS conversations, arguably the ONE good feature this garbage had going for it.
Text message are limited on length of message. Keep cutting off long messages. Would be nice of this was fixed ASAP, also there is no way to set Hangouts as default messanger app on my phone.
SMS Still works with project fi.. altho you REALLY have to look into the forums to read the posts, if u don't go into account settings and turn on the default as Hangouts you'll get that obnoxious banner, they really don't seem to want to let us in on what's going on? I have to investigate on how to get the service I pay for to work for me, shady at best, sorry that's my opinion about the app.
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