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  1. pseudoware's Avatar
    Does it?

    Sent from my 20266 using Tapatalk
    07-31-2014 02:24 PM
  2. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Works ok without really any bells and whistles on AT&T.

    When I had my G2 the stock app sucked because it didnt support group messaging so I went with Textra. G3 app works ok. I still like Textra but I read review that font looks a little off because of the LG screen resolution. I'll wait for an update and think about trying it again.
    Technified likes this.
    07-31-2014 03:01 PM
  3. fgcchevy's Avatar
    I think it is a pretty good sms app, I was song hangouts but changed to the stock sms for at least the customization.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-31-2014 03:39 PM
  4. thegrants82's Avatar
    Does it?

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    Yes it isn't worth it. Use hangouts

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-31-2014 04:17 PM
  5. rchusid's Avatar
    No, it doesn't suck. It is quite adequate, even if there are other programs available which do have more features.

    My Verizon LG G3 came with two SMS apps built in. The second one from Verizon is a little better than the stock one. I next tried Chomp which I initially liked even better but it is not correctly indicating whether text messages were received. Tech support from them says they will look into it. I am currently using Handcent. It also has advantages over the stock program, but if I had to I could live with either of the two apps the phone came with.

    I have now been able to eliminate the program I used on my previous phone to add customization of ringtone and light colors for recipients. One feature I wasn't previously aware was available but now like is putting a couple second delay on sending for those times when I hit send by accident before a text is finished.
    07-31-2014 04:46 PM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    The stock app is OK but just tried Textra and love it!
    bembol likes this.
    07-31-2014 04:55 PM
  7. Gator352's Avatar
    Stock SMS app (on Sprint) works as intended. For me, no need to DL a new as the stock one works just fine.
    07-31-2014 04:58 PM
  8. JaiMento's Avatar
    Never really gave the stock SMS app a shot. I'm using Handcent, now. I definitely need the ability to have an SMS popup so I can respond to texts without leaving the app I'm currently in. Not sure if that feature is offered by the stock app.
    07-31-2014 05:10 PM
  9. neonworm's Avatar
    Textra is better than any stock SMS app that I know of.
    07-31-2014 05:19 PM
  10. Gator352's Avatar
    Never really gave the stock SMS app a shot. I'm using Handcent, now. I definitely need the ability to have an SMS popup so I can respond to texts without leaving the app I'm currently in. Not sure if that feature is offered by the stock app.
    Yes it is. It's in the settings menu under notification pop-up.
    07-31-2014 06:08 PM
  11. bjballar41's Avatar
    What's with the locks on some msgs on stock app

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-31-2014 06:22 PM
  12. JaiMento's Avatar
    Yes it is. It's in the settings menu under notification pop-up.
    Does the popup allow you to scroll through all of your unread texts? Say I get 3-4 texts back to back before I can pull my phone out of my holster and look. When I unlock the screen, will I see just the last text? Or will I see the last text with the option to scroll side to side to view all new texts?
    07-31-2014 06:46 PM
  13. RHChan84's Avatar
    I think it sucks. It takes up too much screen space for one message. I like hangout better. If the stock messing allow for different style or theme then I would be using it.
    07-31-2014 07:06 PM
  14. VidJunky's Avatar
    Does it suck, well that's subjective as you've seen in your replies. Will it send and receive SMS and MMS, yes. Will it be an amazing experience, probably not. I'm sure you will find something more fun in a 3rd party app.
    07-31-2014 07:17 PM
  15. RSindian's Avatar
    Stock app is okay nothing special to me. I tried it for half a day when I got my phone then I downloaded EvolveSMS which is my sms app of choice. I love the ability to totally customize Evolve with different themes and various settings. If you want to give it a try, it's free to download and use but it has in app purchases to really unlock all features and add features. Well worth the couple dollars to me to have a great app that I use a lot everyday. I think Evolve was the first 3rd party sms/mms app to support Android wear which I use with my G Watch.
    07-31-2014 08:17 PM
  16. xocomaox's Avatar
    I use textra now, but used to be a big stock user on my razr maxx. Textra has a great and quick emoji inventory that works well with my wife's Apple phone.
    07-31-2014 08:45 PM
  17. HULKchampion's Avatar
    Stock messaging application is awesome! Only down side I dislike is the main page screen is ugly yellow color. Other than that... Group message works perfectly fine, pop up messages works well (don't have to leave current application to use it) and you could swipe left/right viewing the multiple messages.

    I hope later updates allows us to customize it more like changing the ugly yellow color.
    SIcKLIVe likes this.
    07-31-2014 08:54 PM
  18. Gator352's Avatar
    Does the popup allow you to scroll through all of your unread texts? Say I get 3-4 texts back to back before I can pull my phone out of my holster and look. When I unlock the screen, will I see just the last text? Or will I see the last text with the option to scroll side to side to view all new texts?
    Only shows the last text received and gives you a text box to reply.
    08-01-2014 01:58 AM
  19. bembol's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with any stock messaging app. Ever since I tried Textra, it's all I use!

    I love the simplicity of it.
    08-01-2014 02:13 AM
  20. dynamike72's Avatar
    What's with the locks on some msgs on stock app

    Posted via Android Central App
    I would also like to know what the blue lock on msgs on stock app mean.
    08-01-2014 03:45 AM
  21. HULKchampion's Avatar
    Only shows the last text received and gives you a text box to reply.
    Not just the last text. It'll show all the texts received. Just swipe the box left/right that popped up to view the messages.
    JeneJene likes this.
    08-01-2014 05:21 PM
  22. VW Maverick's Avatar
    I use Go SMS Pro.

    Mav.

    Sent from Area 51 on my Sprint LG G3.
    08-01-2014 06:02 PM
  23. JaiMento's Avatar
    I would also like to know what the blue lock on msgs on stock app mean.
    Blue lock? or blue chain? Haven't seen a blue lock, but if you mean a blue chain (chain link), that means the text contains information that might be related to other apps. For instance, if someone texts you "Are we going out today?", clicking on the blue link will open a box of suggested apps to apply the content to, like the calendar app, to, possibly add an appointment to your calendar.
    bjballar41 and dynamike72 like this.
    08-01-2014 06:11 PM
  24. Chicago Pete's Avatar
    I use my G3 with an LG G Watch. If you use an Android Wear Watch, you really need to use Hangouts to fully utilize the Android Wear functionality for SMS.

    With Hangouts I can verbally reply to a text to the watch. My favorite feature of an Android Wear Watch!
    08-01-2014 06:39 PM
  25. Gator352's Avatar
    Not just the last text. It'll show all the texts received. Just swipe the box left/right that popped up to view the messages.
    I'll give that a whirl!
    08-02-2014 04:29 AM
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