1. Ry's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/hangou...g-widget-party

    https://plus.google.com/104629412415...ts/bpTDXqap39P

    Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

    Today were launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e.android.talk) over the next few days. Highlights include:

    - Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if youd like.

    - Simplified contact list: now theres two main sections in contacts People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

    - Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

    - Performance improvements: todays update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

    The new version will be available in the Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e.android.talk) this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

    #hangouts #googleplusupdate*
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    Aquila, srkmagnus and davidnc like this.
    04-21-2014 02:12 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Also makes your own comments green in the UI!
    04-21-2014 02:38 PM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    That's great news! I've been looking forward to the merged conversations.

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    Aquila likes this.
    04-21-2014 02:40 PM
  4. zorak950's Avatar
    Still waiting on Voice integration, but iterative improvement is always welcome in the meantime.
    04-21-2014 02:44 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    Still waiting on Voice integration, but iterative improvement is always welcome in the meantime.
    IMO today's update isn't necessarily the game winner, but it is definitely a touchdown. Are you hoping to see voice integration to text from the Google number or to make calls via the Hangouts app?
    04-21-2014 02:48 PM
  6. tdawg00's Avatar
    Also makes your own comments green in the UI!
    Yes but for only Hangout messages ... Unless its just my phone. On SMS its still white.
    04-21-2014 04:59 PM
  7. zorak950's Avatar
    Are you hoping to see voice integration to text from the Google number or to make calls via the Hangouts app?
    The latter, mostly. I never really cared about transcription.
    04-21-2014 05:41 PM

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