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  1. ajl's Avatar
    I'm currently using Evolve SMS, what about you?

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-30-2014 09:09 PM
  2. neonworm's Avatar
    Textra.
    ajl likes this.
    06-30-2014 09:16 PM
  3. rusty502's Avatar
    I have evolve sms and I like it, but hangouts has matured and it is my favorite at the moment.
    06-30-2014 09:16 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    I have evolve sms and I like it, but hangouts has matured and it is my favorite at the moment.
    Has it gotten less laggy? The last time I used it for texting it lagged a lot.
    06-30-2014 09:17 PM
  5. rusty502's Avatar
    Has it gotten less laggy? The last time I used it for texting it lagged a lot.
    Seems fine to me, I have been using it as my main sms app for a month or so and kind of like it's simple clean layout, not as pretty or feature rich as evolve sms, but it does everything I need, except attaching contact v cards, and I have family using hangouts now so it's easier to use one app for everyone.
    06-30-2014 10:25 PM
  6. Aglet's Avatar
    I tried a few and the interface that I liked was Handcent so I stuck with that and have had no problems at all.
    06-30-2014 11:54 PM
  7. Megaroad's Avatar
    I use Hangouts primarily. I try not send actual SMS's much because I have a weird Hong Kong carrier that is a good deal (10 GB across two phone lines for about 70 usd) but charges extra per SMS. Go figure. It's not a big issue here though, because everyone seems to use free messaging apps. So I send Hangouts messages on Hangouts. I use QQ/WeChat as a backup for people who don't have Hangouts. And I have WhatsApp on my phone, although I don't use it much.

    I like Hangouts well enough. No serious problems with it.
    07-01-2014 12:46 AM
  8. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Chomp
    07-01-2014 09:45 AM
  9. wizzrah's Avatar
    Hangouts is my default. It runs great for me.

    Sent from my One Xl using AC Forums mobile app
    07-01-2014 09:58 AM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Seems fine to me, I have been using it as my main sms app for a month or so and kind of like it's simple clean layout, not as pretty or feature rich as evolve sms, but it does everything I need, except attaching contact v cards, and I have family using hangouts now so it's easier to use one app for everyone.
    Sounds good. I will try it out again.
    07-01-2014 11:39 AM
  11. Droidprincess's Avatar
    I use Go Sms mostly.....I have been thinking about switching back to Hangouts though.

    sent from my hot Note 3 😉
    07-01-2014 11:46 AM
  12. neonworm's Avatar
    And just to be clear, the SMS messages sent through Hangouts DO NOT get sent to Google's servers right? It just stays on my device?
    07-01-2014 11:47 AM
  13. wizzrah's Avatar
    And just to be clear, the SMS messages sent through Hangouts DO NOT get sent to Google's servers right? It just stays on my device?
    Nope. Doesn't go to their servers.

    Sent from my One Xl using AC Forums mobile app
    07-01-2014 01:36 PM
  14. neonworm's Avatar
    Nope.

    Sent from my One Xl using AC Forums mobile app
    What do you mean? It gets sent to Google?
    07-01-2014 01:36 PM
  15. Droidprincess's Avatar
    Anyone know why Hangouts is so plain?....a little color would be nice...

    sent from my hot Note 3 😉
    07-01-2014 01:44 PM
  16. Mobius360's Avatar
    Been using hangouts, it just works well and I like the sms/hangouts integration.

    Before that I was using evolve.

    Posted via Android Central App w/G2
    07-01-2014 02:56 PM
  17. rusty502's Avatar
    What do you mean? It gets sent to Google?
    The SMS part of hangouts works just like any other sms app, through your cellular voice connection, not google.
    07-01-2014 03:28 PM
  18. ACME Guy's Avatar
    I use Textra. I started using it when I got my AT&T G2 because group message didn't work properly. Although that was fixed, I still liked Textra better than the stock app. Its a simple app that works great. It lets you pick the color of the bubble and text, background dark or white, color of notification indicator, and notification light color, and other options. Its free, and developers respond to questions about setup and appreciate feedback about use.
    07-01-2014 03:56 PM
  19. wizzrah's Avatar
    What do you mean? It gets sent to Google?
    It doesn't. I think that would be against privacy laws in the U.S.
    07-01-2014 05:11 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm using Hangouts exclusively

    Sent from my LG G2 using Tapatalk
    07-01-2014 07:25 PM
  21. mhans311's Avatar
    I have tried a bunch of different texting apps. I don't know why but I just really like trying different ones. I have finally landed on textra for good. I have been using it for at least 6 months now and I haven't found anything better, faster, or more stable.
    07-01-2014 09:56 PM
  22. antheauxny's Avatar
    Chomp. Been using it on every android I've owned since my HTC Hero,

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-02-2014 12:23 AM
  23. DickRilloa's Avatar
    It doesn't. I think that would be against privacy laws in the U.S.
    Yeah, right.

    1) Since when do privacy laws mean anything in the Patriot Act, FISA, and TSA poisoned US?
    2) Since when would Google throw a valuable source of data to the wayside? They screwed us with the surreptitious collection on a massive scale of WiFi addresses while shooting Streetview photos too, remember? Twice!
    Pantothenic likes this.
    07-02-2014 06:53 AM
  24. the tall guy's Avatar
    whatever happened to just using the standard messaging app that came with the phone lol -

    I use the standard app and Whatsapp - I tried to use Hangouts but I got frustrated at it; my wife is in my contacts as "Wife" but when I use hangout it doesn't display her contact name "Wife" it displays whatever she has down as her Google profie i.e. Angela Oates - so this annoyed me lol
    07-02-2014 07:07 AM
  25. simon_lefisch's Avatar
    I prefer the AOSP ui so I use 8sms.
    07-02-2014 12:38 PM
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