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  1. bradyesmith's Avatar
    With Hangouts being the default SMS/MMS app on the Nexus 5, I was wondering what other messenger apps were using instead of Hangouts and how are they working?
    11-24-2013 01:38 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    11-24-2013 01:42 PM
  3. bradyesmith's Avatar
    Yes it is. I am trying to like it but so far I am not too happy about it.
    11-24-2013 02:14 PM
  4. canucks4life's Avatar
    With Hangouts being the default SMS/MMS app on the Nexus 5, I was wondering what other messenger apps were using instead of Hangouts and how are they working?
    I changed default SMS app Textra after my first day with Hangouts. Quick, smooth no issues so far.
    Sharky19 and QWIKSTRIKE like this.
    11-24-2013 03:00 PM
  5. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Hated Hangout. Tried 8sms and liked it then tried Textra for a few days that was ok. Then went back to 8sms since I like the person's picture next to their text that 8sms does.
    Biggnaa20 and Jaws4God like this.
    11-24-2013 03:28 PM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    8sms and textra. Both lightweight and smooth. If you want something with more features and customization then handcent or gosms. I'm using 8sms now. I was previously using Facebook messenger until the last update that messed up the SMS feature.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Biggnaa20 likes this.
    11-24-2013 03:46 PM
  7. cgardnervt's Avatar
    +1 to textra!

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    11-24-2013 04:21 PM
  8. bradyesmith's Avatar
    I guess I will have to try out Textra
    11-24-2013 04:28 PM
  9. canucks4life's Avatar
    Hated Hangout. Tried 8sms and liked it then tried Textra for a few days that was ok. Then went back to 8sms since I like the person's picture next to their text that 8sms does.
    Just curious does 8sms let you delete threads without confirmation? Would like to have that ability.
    11-24-2013 04:31 PM
  10. mustang8918's Avatar
    I just downloaded textra and so far I'm liking it.
    11-24-2013 07:53 PM
  11. Battleship's Avatar
    One more vote for Textra and one for Smart Messenger, which is amazing.
    11-25-2013 10:20 AM
  12. pseudoware's Avatar
    I installed the stock AOSP 4.4 SMS app. It's the best for me. :-)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    ferdboogie likes this.
    11-25-2013 10:26 AM
  13. mandoman28's Avatar
    +1 for Go SMS, I tried Textra but went back to Go SMS.
    madlaw1071 likes this.
    11-26-2013 10:08 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use ChompSMS.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    11-26-2013 10:17 AM
  15. aggie's Avatar
    I may be the only one who actually likes using Hangouts as my default SMS app. Using it on my Nexus 5 and actually made it the default on my Note 3 and Moto X as well. If I wasn't using it I'd probably go back to my "old faithful" Textra.
    Jonneh and bengoodier like this.
    11-26-2013 11:34 AM
  16. Rishi Bhatia's Avatar
    I really like gosms but the only problem with that is that there is no quick compose. I'm using chompSMS but it's the ugliest app I've ever used!


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-26-2013 02:07 PM
  17. miller7796's Avatar
    I really like gosms but the only problem with that is that there is no quick compose. I'm using chompSMS but it's the ugliest app I've ever used!


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Textra is also by the ChompSMS dev. I think it's a nice upgrade from Chomp. It also works for group messaging based on groups I have set up in gmail.
    11-26-2013 02:11 PM
  18. totti_07's Avatar
    I use ChompSMS.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    I've tried a bunch and Chomp is the best in my opinion
    11-26-2013 02:39 PM
  19. Jonneh's Avatar
    Glowfly; it isn't a full-fledged texting app, it's more of popup sms app with customization of LEDs (even different colors and different tones for specific contacts). I know a lot of apps do that these days, but, I like Glowfly's simplicity.
    11-26-2013 11:58 PM
  20. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Tried using Hangouts for a bit but have switched over to 8sms for now.
    Bohefus likes this.
    11-27-2013 12:12 AM
  21. Ice_Cold_Q's Avatar
    I may be the only one who actually likes using Hangouts as my default SMS app. Using it on my Nexus 5 and actually made it the default on my Note 3 and Moto X as well. If I wasn't using it I'd probably go back to my "old faithful" Textra.
    I love it too, its nice and simple and works good, but trying to actually hangouts someone(not sms) is where the problem's start as there aint a simple way to start a hangout conversation with someone but other than that its great

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-27-2013 06:25 AM
  22. Biggnaa20's Avatar
    8sms and textra. Both lightweight and smooth. If you want something with more features and customization then handcent or gosms. I'm using 8sms now. I was previously using Facebook messenger until the last update that messed up the SMS feature.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'm currently using 8SMS because I like the quick reply feature (That was one thing I really liked from the Cyanogenmod roms), but miss the way Textra displays mms and slideshows. Both are really good in my opinion.
    11-27-2013 09:18 AM
  23. D.Sandman's Avatar
    I'm currently trying aosp 4.4 sms on my wife's Nexus 5, seems simple and easy for her to use. If I decide to buy myself a Nexus 5, I'll probably use the same app.
    11-27-2013 10:57 AM
  24. Sharky19's Avatar
    I tried Textra yesterday and I really like it. I have now made it my default SMS client. Thank you for all the recommendations.
    11-27-2013 12:40 PM
  25. QWIKSTRIKE's Avatar
    I changed default SMS app Textra after my first day with Hangouts. Quick, smooth no issues so far.
    I did the same thing a week ago.....
    11-27-2013 01:23 PM
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