Android to ditch Messaging app in favor of Hangouts for all your SMS/MMS messaging

Android to ditch Messaging app in favor of Hangouts for all your SMS/MMS messaging
We heard the rumor about Google abandoning its Android messaging app altogether, and now substantial evidence has surfaced that Google Hangouts will now handle all of your SMS and MMS messaging. After Google ditched the separate Google Plus Messenger application replacing it with hangouts, it will now delegate even more responsibilities into Hangouts as your texts will appear there.

All of this functionality will appear as Google rolls out Hangouts version 1.3 in the near future. You’d be able to share not just texts and images, but videos as well. There will be a stamp to show when a message is sent via SMS/MMS.

The update is coming up soon and is likely to not be related to any particular Android version. In terms of timing, the release of the Hangouts update could come around the KitKat update time frame.

It’s not yet certain whether Hangouts will replace Messaging on all devices, but speculation points out that it might be an experiment that will first appear in the Nexus line. Time will surely tell us soon.


source: Android Police

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