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    So with Hangouts becoming the default SMS app. Are we going to see SMS syncing between phone (N4) and tablet (N7)? So will we be able to send and receive texts via tablet?

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    I love that idea...

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    LoL uhm no. There is no phone number associated with tablet so how would you get/send texts. The new apk is floating around, Google it. Its pretty nice. Can set mood too.

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    I imagine it will be exactly like I Message. U can only send a text from your cell, and a Google hangouts from any device.

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    So does that mean we can only send SMS to people on Google+ that have their mobile number integrated?
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    So is there any way to SMS text from a tablet?
    I'm getting my first tablet here very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrjperera View Post
    So does that mean we can only send SMS to people on Google+ that have their mobile number integrated?
    No. When sending SMS, Hangouts acts like a regular SMS app (like the stock SMS, Handcent, Go SMS, etc.). The receiver doesn't need to have a G+ account or Hangouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karrott9 View Post
    So is there any way to SMS text from a tablet?
    I'm getting my first tablet here very soon.

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    No. SMS is tied to cell phones. You'd have to use Hangouts as an IM client or another IM app like Kik to message. They wouldn't be SMS messages.

    Actually, there is an indirect way of doing so. You could use Airdroid to connect your tablet to your phone so you could SMS from your tablet but it's a bit of a clunky way of doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicebox666 View Post
    No. SMS is tied to cell phones. You'd have to use Hangouts as an IM client or another IM app like Kik to message. They wouldn't be SMS messages.

    Actually, there is an indirect way of doing so. You could use Airdroid to connect your tablet to your phone so you could SMS from your tablet but it's a bit of a clunky way of doing so.

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    Mighty Text work? I know its phone to PC deal. Didn't know if you could do it with a tablet.

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    I have some questions:

    1) Is it automatic? ie: will it use hangout network for people that use Hangouts and automatically use SMS if they don't?

    2) What if I use hangouts to send a SMS on my phone and view it on my tablet? Will I see the text I sent? Will I see the response from them on my tablet?
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    Mighty text works great. When I am on my tablet working, I can just send and receive with mighty text without having to dig my phone out. I used handscent for a long time for the phone, but now I am using ninja text because it is less obtrusive!

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    I use mighty text because it is the best option out there, but I can't stand the app. It is so slow and clunky because it is poorly optimized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    I use mighty text because it is the best option out there, but I can't stand the app. It is so slow and clunky because it is poorly optimized.
    100 percent agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    I have some questions:

    1) Is it automatic? ie: will it use hangout network for people that use Hangouts and automatically use SMS if they don't?

    2) What if I use hangouts to send a SMS on my phone and view it on my tablet? Will I see the text I sent? Will I see the response from them on my tablet?
    Not to be rude but why don't you install it to find out?
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    Yeah, I was waiting for the OTA update but I just decided to install it on my N4.

    I will answer my own questions in case others have them.

    1. No. You have to specifically identify the message SMS or hangouts. If you have a hangouts chat and a SMS chat with the same person, they are not merged.

    2. SMS messages are only visible on the phone it is sent from, no where else.

    I think it is an improvement over the existing division of apps, but I think there is a lot of room for improvement. I would have loved for it to function like Mighty Text where everything is synced on the servers and for SMS to be seamless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAge View Post
    Not to be rude but why don't you install it to find out?
    I don't think this feature has bee releases yet.

    If anybody has used iMessage, your phone number is used as one of the addresses you can send your iMessage too. Even if sent to you phone number, it is also sent to your Mac OS computer(s), iPhone, and iPad. If the message is sent as a SMS text I will only go to your phone.

    I hope hangouts works this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubmu View Post
    I don't think this feature has bee releases yet.

    If anybody has used iMessage, your phone number is used as one of the addresses you can send your iMessage too. Even if sent to you phone number, it is also sent to your Mac OS computer(s), iPhone, and iPad. If the message is sent as a SMS text I will only go to your phone.

    I hope hangouts works this way.

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    I posted it in post #3. I say "Here Hangouts"

    If you click the word Hangouts, it takes you to download the .apk. I've been using it since yesterday!

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    And here's a link to a bunch of other kitkat stuff you can downmload
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    We can't continue the messages from our phone on our tablet? I thought that the new app would integrate our phone number with our hangouts account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Android_1234 View Post
    We can't continue the messages from our phone on our tablet? I thought that the new app would integrate our phone number with our hangouts account.
    On the device that has the phone number, it will. Other types of messaging will sync, but since SMS is sent through the cell service, not the data connection, there is no way for a non-cell device to send SMS messages.

    I'm looking forward to SMS dying out, because with all this integration, eventually no one will really be able to tell the different between SMS and other messaging, and there won't be any need for SMS. I got by without SMS for a long time, because I could send texts via email using Google Voice. But enough people were sending texts to me that I was getting hit with charges & ended up signing up for texting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    On the device that has the phone number, it will. Other types of messaging will sync, but since SMS is sent through the cell service, not the data connection, there is no way for a non-cell device to send SMS messages.

    I'm looking forward to SMS dying out, because with all this integration, eventually no one will really be able to tell the different between SMS and other messaging, and there won't be any need for SMS. I got by without SMS for a long time, because I could send texts via email using Google Voice. But enough people were sending texts to me that I was getting hit with charges & ended up signing up for texting.
    I have a app called textplus both on my phone and my tablet, I can SMS on my phone then go on my Nexus 7 to send messages to the phone I was messaging from my phone and read the messages that I send from my phone to the other phone.
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    You will still be required to use alternatives like Mighty Text which I use and works flawlessly. I use it everyday still. With hangouts when it gets the Google Voice update you will be able to send texts from that number.

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    An SMS (per se) can only be sent from a cellular device. It's one of the most reliable forms of communication but only became popular by accident. They're limited to 160 characters, which is the available 'space' of bandwidth between voice transmissions over a cellular network. Mobile providers realised that money could be made by selling this 'space' as messages - it was mainly young people who caught on to this cheap way of communicating which made it so popular. It is thought that providers initially made more money from the sms than call charges!
    Hangouts, Viber & others provide 'sms' services, but these can be as long as you wish, and rely on a data connection or wifi to send and receive - but they are not an sms in the true sense of the word. Usually a telephone number is used only for ease of identification, but is not necessary and is not confined to telephone numbers.
    I hope the sms never disappears as it is 99% reliable, needs very little power and only a tiny signal - invaluable in emergency situations!

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    Mighty Text has a tablet app. I love it! I hardly ever text from my phone any more.

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    Verizon messages is also great for Verizon customers. Sync and send sms email everywhere.

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    I've used the new hangouts app for a day now and I'm not liking it so much as an SMS app. MMS doesn't always show a picture, it just comes up as a blank message, it's kind of clunky and slow, and you can't reply from the notification. There's nothing better about it than the stock messaging app. And it doesn't even show emojis in the texts.

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