Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    cdolan22's Avatar

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    65 Global Posts

    Default Question for Google Talk Users

    Quick question for GoogleTalk users.
    Is GTalk supposed to ring while you have a conversation open?
    I use it all the time and it seems like whenever I have a conversation open with somebody, the phone will not ring if they send me a message. When i close out of GTalk completely, it will ring. It seems that the phone actually does ring sometimes when the conversation is opened, but that is only after about 5 messages, and again, it is only sometimes.
    I cannot imagine that GTalk is made so that you must close out of it and have it run in the background in order to get an audible notification of a message. Or is that the case? Just something thats been bugging me for a while.
  2. #2  
    Commander's Avatar

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    73 Global Posts

    Default

    I've noticed this behavior too but not tried to sort out why.
  3. #3  

    Default

    I have noticed the same thing!
  4. #4  

    Default

    I noticed this and have played around with it for awhile. You are right, it will not notify you of new neasagesif the conversation is open. This can be goodies bad. I used to find it a little annoying that I would get beeps/rings every time a new message came though while I was actually looking at the screen in a conversation. However, I can also find it annoying that I either have to hit the home button to get a ring with new messages or look at the screen to see a new message. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a happy medium otherhan allowing the use to chafed the setting on this feature.
  5. #5  
    Upstreammiami's Avatar

    Posts
    2,133 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,192 Global Posts
    ROM
    JB

    Default Re: Question for Google Talk Users

    It doesn't bother me

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using tapatalk
    I'm the ROOT man
    G Talk: Upstreammiami3o5
    Let me help you ROOT your phone
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  
    cdolan22's Avatar

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    65 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Upstreammiami View Post
    It doesn't bother me

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using tapatalk
    Thank you so much for your valuable opinion. That really made my phone ring.
  7. #7  
    Todd M's Avatar

    Posts
    68 Posts
    Global Posts
    409 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cdolan22 View Post
    Quick question for GoogleTalk users.
    Is GTalk supposed to ring while you have a conversation open?
    I use it all the time and it seems like whenever I have a conversation open with somebody, the phone will not ring if they send me a message. When i close out of GTalk completely, it will ring. It seems that the phone actually does ring sometimes when the conversation is opened, but that is only after about 5 messages, and again, it is only sometimes.
    I cannot imagine that GTalk is made so that you must close out of it and have it run in the background in order to get an audible notification of a message. Or is that the case? Just something thats been bugging me for a while.
    I have noticed the same thing and have made several posts about it in other forums, and this appears to be the way it is. On my BB, I had NO issues with it, but on the Android phones it behaves this way. It made me quit using it. I was tired of having to back out of conversations to get notified of new messages should I (Heaven forbid) set my phone down and not be directly looking at my phone. I have looked for updates/info/tips about it and can't find any directly. It seems that it functions fine for all phones minus the OS that it was made for...
  8. #8  
    Commander's Avatar

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    73 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd M View Post
    I have noticed the same thing and have made several posts about it in other forums, and this appears to be the way it is. On my BB, I had NO issues with it, but on the Android phones it behaves this way. It made me quit using it. I was tired of having to back out of conversations to get notified of new messages should I (Heaven forbid) set my phone down and not be directly looking at my phone. I have looked for updates/info/tips about it and can't find any directly. It seems that it functions fine for all phones minus the OS that it was made for...
    In all honesty the Blackberry Gtalk app was much nicer than the Android GTalk app and I've said the same thing about how it is crazy that the client is worse on the OS that it is made to be integrated with. Has anyone posted on the Google support pages?
  9. #9  
    Upstreammiami's Avatar

    Posts
    2,133 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,192 Global Posts
    ROM
    JB

    Default Re: Question for Google Talk Users

    Your welcome sir

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using tapatalk
    I'm the ROOT man
    G Talk: Upstreammiami3o5
    Let me help you ROOT your phone
  10. #10  
    BTSee's Avatar

    Posts
    64 Posts
    Global Posts
    341 Global Posts

    Default

    Hi CD,

    I have the same problem and even made a post about it in another forum here with the same result.

    Not getting notifications of new messages is what caused me to stop using Gtalk and just go back to texting. I'm really surprised the app functions like this. Pretty weak.
    "...and this is what not to do if a bird sh*ts on you"
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  
    cdolan22's Avatar

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    65 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BTSee View Post
    Hi CD,

    I have the same problem and even made a post about it in another forum here with the same result.

    Not getting notifications of new messages is what caused me to stop using Gtalk and just go back to texting. I'm really surprised the app functions like this. Pretty weak.
    Yeah I just don't understand it at all. It seems to ring after a few messages, but by that time people are already getting pissy that you are ignoring them. Google has to fix this.
  12. #12  
    Todd M's Avatar

    Posts
    68 Posts
    Global Posts
    409 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    In all honesty the Blackberry Gtalk app was much nicer than the Android GTalk app and I've said the same thing about how it is crazy that the client is worse on the OS that it is made to be integrated with. Has anyone posted on the Google support pages?
    Agreed on how poor the Android app is, and Google is the one that made it. Hrumph...

    I think I read a few things on the Google support pages but IIRC they claimed it was a non-issue as only a few folks 'complained' about it. That was a couple of months back, so I don't know if it has become a larger issue. I'll have to check that out...
  13. #13  
    Qazme's Avatar

    Posts
    2,819 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,956 Global Posts
    ROM
    Bugless Beast 4.1.1

    Default

    Mine seems to work fine, but I always close the app back to home when I message someone. Maybe that makes it behave differently? I take it this only happens with multiple conversations going on and while you are chatting with someone?
    The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)
    NEXUS!!!!!!
  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #14  
    cdolan22's Avatar

    Posts
    56 Posts
    Global Posts
    65 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    Mine seems to work fine, but I always close the app back to home when I message someone. Maybe that makes it behave differently? I take it this only happens with multiple conversations going on and while you are chatting with someone?
    No, I only talk to my girlfriend on it and whenever I have her conversation opened and she IMs me, I get no ring. Try it out some time, its annoying as all hell!
  15. #15  
    Qazme's Avatar

    Posts
    2,819 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,956 Global Posts
    ROM
    Bugless Beast 4.1.1

    Default

    Oh I gotcha, yeah I'll see what happens.
    The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)
    NEXUS!!!!!!

Posting Permissions