1. ryan_linz's Avatar
    Hey does anyone know what that blue messaging-type icon is on the nexus 6 screen shots?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-15-2014 10:17 PM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    Hey does anyone know what that blue messaging-type icon is on the nexus 6 screen shots?

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    That's the icon for the Android 5.0 messaging app. The icon was revamped.
    10-16-2014 12:42 AM
  3. GT500_Grad2's Avatar
    Do you think they will now remove it, now that hangouts can handle it all?
    10-16-2014 08:09 AM
  4. LezCronut's Avatar
    Messaging? You mean Hangouts?
    10-16-2014 09:22 AM
  5. Daniel0418's Avatar
    For those who do not know. Google actually posted a response explaining the new messaging app. Google said it is just a simple, fast, and nice looking app that manages SMS and MMS. They felt their customers weren't happy feeling forced to use Hangouts for everything, so they added the new app for those who want the option to keep messaging and hangouts separate.

    It seems redundant to those who like both, but for me personally on my N5, text threads that are big with a lot of pictures videos are fairly laggy and take too long to open. I am excited for this new app. And it looks nicer than hangouts IMO.
    10-16-2014 06:00 PM
  6. radicchio's Avatar
    Quick question---if I prefer the stock messaging app, can I remove Hangouts from my phone? Don't really like or need it.
    10-16-2014 06:26 PM
  7. Daniel0418's Avatar
    You will be able to still use the "disable" feature. Which removes any updates it has, hides it from app tray, and blocks the process from running. However, you won't be able to entirely remove it from your phone.
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    10-16-2014 06:32 PM
  8. radicchio's Avatar
    You will be able to still use the "disable" feature. Which removes any updates it has, hides it from app tray, and blocks the process from running. However, you won't be able to entirely remove it from your phone.
    Is that true with a Nexus phone, too?
    10-16-2014 10:34 PM
  9. Daniel0418's Avatar
    Yes it does.
    10-18-2014 11:03 AM
  10. radicchio's Avatar
    Okay. Thanks for the information.
    10-18-2014 11:49 AM
  11. benhaube's Avatar
    Is that true with a Nexus phone, too?
    Yes, but with root you will easily be able to uninstall it. Since it is a nexus; rooting is just a matter of running a few adb commands.
    10-18-2014 06:14 PM
  12. JP4R's Avatar
    For those who do not know. Google actually posted a response explaining the new messaging app. Google said it is just a simple, fast, and nice looking app that manages SMS and MMS. They felt their customers weren't happy feeling forced to use Hangouts for everything, so they added the new app for those who want the option to keep messaging and hangouts separate.

    It seems redundant to those who like both, but for me personally on my N5, text threads that are big with a lot of pictures videos are fairly laggy and take too long to open. I am excited for this new app. And it looks nicer than hangouts IMO.
    Yeah, I'm not a fan of Hangouts for SMS either. I use chompsms on 4.4.4 because the stock Moto G Messaging app looks so terrible and has no customization. Looking forward to the new non-Hangouts Messaging app on L when it is released.
    10-19-2014 09:29 AM
  13. Paskell's Avatar
    I agree hangouts is basically useless.. I have google plus etc but most of my friends have older android phones or I phones so hangouts is a dud for me

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    10-28-2014 06:11 PM
  14. Trigati's Avatar
    I agree hangouts is basically useless.. I have google plus etc but most of my friends have older android phones or I phones so hangouts is a dud for me

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    Hangouts is available for iOS 6+.
    11-04-2014 11:25 PM
  15. Paskell's Avatar
    Who with an iPhone would use hangouts.. Imessage is better for them atleast

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-05-2014 01:17 AM
  16. Trigati's Avatar
    Who with an iPhone would use hangouts.. Imessage is better for them atleast

    Posted via Android Central App
    An iOS user who wants to message their Android friends who use Hangouts...
    rrballer11 likes this.
    11-05-2014 01:51 AM
  17. Howard Sylve's Avatar
    I make my girlfriend use it.

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    zero3187 likes this.
    11-06-2014 11:24 PM

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