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    Default Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I can't decide which app I want to use for messaging. Which one is generally better?


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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I think gosms is way better than both. I use hangouts for gtalk and it's ok. it would be nice to consolidate all my messaging apps, but gosms offers way more than hangouts

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    Textra
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    Before KK it was Textra because the default LG could not play individual ringtones for my contact. After KK it can, so I use the default. I like the background better than Textra, which really has none, other than a black one. I don't like what hangouts does with the contacts and makes all the plus ones take priority, but I guess they have to because, well, they are google.
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I use hangouts, many folks already use hangouts and this way I have one app versus two. I do miss the pop up for texts through,

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I use the Hangouts app. I like it much better than the stock LG app because it visually looks more appealing to me. I disliked the cartoonish bubbles on the stock LG messenger app as well as the amount of space that it placed between the messages. On the stock messenger with the keyboard on the screen I could only view the last post. The Hangouts app doesn't place a great amount of space between the messages so with the keyboard on the screen I can read that last 3 or 4 messages that were typed. This is just much more visually appealing to me.

    Also the emoticons works with the Swiftkey keyboard in Hangouts!
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I like the stock app just fine, but have been trying Chomp and like it too.
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I hated the stock app. To me it was by far the worst out of any I have used on previous phones. I hate to admit it but I like Verizon messages and SwiftKey for a keyboard. The message program has lots of features I like and seemed to handle group messaging well unlike hangouts with sms enabled. It also syncs across multiple devices.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    Been using evolvesms. Want to use Hangouts but think it still has a ways to go.

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    I would be happy with either. I had hangouts on my n4 but I went with stock on my g2. Thus far I have no reason to not use stock.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I have literally tried almost all the third party SMS apps, textra, evolve, hello, handcent, go, Verizon, 8sms, yet I keep coming back to the stock one. All of them had one thing or another I just didn't like. My only complaint about the stock one is that the area you compose the message in is just too big, making it so you can only see some of the last message.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    It's a good concept to integrate both but I prefer them separate.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    I use textra, all my friends have iphones and for group sms it seems to be the only that works.
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    hangouts consumed half my battery life. after freezing it my battery returned to normal. I use gosms and have been using it for almost 4 years. love it

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulator View Post
    hangouts consumed half my battery life. after freezing it my battery returned to normal.
    This is my fear about apps that try to keep you "connected" 24x7.

    I avoid them like the plague.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    gosms has a data messaging service as well. it's existed for as long as I've been using the app. it also raped my battery life.

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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    Ive been using TextSecure
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    Default Re: Hangouts vs LG messaging app, which do you prefer and why?

    Verizon Messages (in Playstore) allows you to have cross platform syncing of your text messages. Text from your phone or Tablet or PC and all get the texts. It does not incorporate or bring on your past texts, but starts from this point forward. I added it to my mom's Tablet, and she uses it to text from her Tablet, which in turn is using her basic 6 year old flip phone text allotment. Both get flip phone, and Tablet get the texts. And it had nice emoticons.

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