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  1. eric002's Avatar
    From a technical standpoint, here's an observation that I can make you as a good comparison between Google Messenger and Google allo for a messaging platform standpoint. When you're in your message list and you hit the plus sign in the lower right-hand side and Google Messenger to create a new message to someone that contact list with or all contacts list or your frequent contact list in my opinion, takes forever to load. In Allo it's very smooth and in Google Messenger as a comparison is very choppy and it's very laggy and seems to freeze. And Google allo again, that action is very smooth, and the fluid. And if you don't know I'm talking about yourself. 6p Verizon messaging app so I'm not sure how that is but that's good and very interesting observation for you none the less. So, yes, in my books plus one for Allo. Allo.
    09-21-2016 09:20 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes, there is a lot more UI polish in this app than I've seen in almost any Google app.
    09-21-2016 09:28 AM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah that's what it also comes down to. I just hope that allo doesn't consume too much battery or ram. Using allo so far see!s a bit weird though, I don't know, maybe it's just me. However ifyou send an sms to someone who doesn't have allo, regardless of he os platform it literally like like a spam message, unfortunately.
    09-21-2016 09:32 AM
  4. husa3695's Avatar
    In the US, we use SMS more than we use a chat app like Allo or WhatsApp so until Google integrates SMS capabilities into Allo it will not be used widespread in the US.
    09-21-2016 10:53 AM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    Yes unfortunately this is true thats what part of my review for the app in the play store said as well. Hopefully google fixes that issue soon!
    09-21-2016 11:09 AM
  6. chesterdawg's Avatar
    In the US, we use SMS more than we use a chat app like Allo or WhatsApp so until Google integrates SMS capabilities into Allo it will not be used widespread in the US.
    Agreed. I want an SMS/MMS & chat app in one package. How hard can that be if you're google? Oh yeah, it should also be intuitive and actually work (I really should not have to say that!)
    09-22-2016 10:03 AM
  7. Lepennenere's Avatar
    i currently use messenger for my sms/mms needs. I wonder why Google never took the best features of Hangouts and messenger and put them together in Allo. I installed Allo yesterday, then uninstalled it 20 minutes later.
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    09-22-2016 11:40 AM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Unfortunately the same goes for me as well. I installed, and tried using allo yesterday, then uninstalled it, and installed Textra. Much more customizable, and I love the heads up notifications for the quick reply as well. Nicely done, and very smooth and fluid as well.
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    09-22-2016 12:25 PM
  9. Johan Garcia's Avatar
    i installed it but it's not like i've found good use to it...
    09-22-2016 04:03 PM
  10. neo905's Avatar
    I'll stick with Textra for now.
    09-22-2016 05:20 PM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Touche, me as well.
    09-23-2016 07:13 AM
  12. pbike908's Avatar
    I am seriously underwhelmed by Allo. So much so, I am not even going to download it.

    I thought it was going to be Imessage for Android. I use to have an Iphone and I LOVED Imessage.

    If I ever get one of "spam" texts to download Allo because a friend sends me a message, I will totally ignore and tell my friend to SMS me. I have no use for Allo. Facebook is more than enough Social Media for me. And having all my texts stored on Googles servers just doesn't sit well with me.

    Nor does having Google "scan" my texts for promotional purposes. I don't use Gmail for that very reason.
    09-24-2016 11:30 PM
  13. David Alfredo's Avatar
    The real challenge here is convincing your friends to move from WhatsApp/FB Messenger where everyone is to Allo... the inferior app of the bunch so far, it's going to take some very special updates and features to get people into Allo. To add salt to the wound, Google Assistant and Quick Replies are only full supported in English, waste of time really.
    09-25-2016 05:40 AM
  14. SabinBobo's Avatar
    Yeah, that's the problem I have. I like Allo for what it is, but I will never convince anybody else to use it without SMS attached. They need to take Messenger, Allo, and Duo and put them together. Just do it in a cleaner and easier way than Hangouts.
    calicocat2010 and theN droid like this.
    10-04-2016 03:54 PM
  15. Sebastian Gutierrez S's Avatar
    Allo is Best than Messenger, messenger only send SMS messages, and Allo you can share pics, real time chat and more...
    10-04-2016 05:07 PM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    Allo needs to have sms integration otherwise no one will use the messaging platform. Especially in the states.
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    10-05-2016 12:29 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Allo needs to have sms integration otherwise no one will use the messaging platform. Especially in the states.
    That's only in the US. SMS is dead in almost all of the rest of the world.
    10-05-2016 12:33 PM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    That's only in the US. SMS is dead in almost all of the rest of the world.
    That. Migytb very well be true, however that's why it's development is falling now. People dont see the need or the reason to use it.
    10-05-2016 12:36 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    That. Migytb very well be true, however that's why it's development is falling now. People dont see the need or the reason to use it.
    I fully agree it's hard to find a use case for it in the US until they re-add SMS support and get rid of the spammy messages that show up when you send a message to a non indoctrinated friend. I've been playing with Allo for a few months and I'm not overly impressed with what was released as it's not very different from what we had in July. I hope that some of the features we saw in August are coming to phones soon and that the biggest one missing IMO, tablet support, shows up asap. Also, it absolutely does need a web app or desktop client and it's not ok to have released it without that. All that's just IMO.
    10-05-2016 12:41 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    I fully agree it's hard to find a use case for it in the US until they re-add SMS support and get rid of the spammy messages that show up when you send a message to a non indoctrinated friend. I've been playing with Allo for a few months and I'm not overly impressed with what was released as it's not very different from what we had in July. I hope that some of the features we saw in August are coming to phones soon and that the biggest one missing IMO, tablet support, shows up asap. Also, it absolutely does need a web app or desktop client and it's not ok to have released it without that. All that's just IMO.
    I agree as well. If Google can quickly improve the platform, not just ingrate sms, it'll have a chance.
    10-05-2016 12:58 PM
  21. Trigati's Avatar
    I really tend to think that Allo wasn't designed for markets where SMS is prevalent, but rather, in markets (like India) where WhatsApp is the big thing. That's the market Allo is really competing for. In regions where SMS is widely used, Allo probably won't make much traction at all in messaging.
    10-05-2016 07:55 PM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    This is true. More than likely that's the case. Again, allo seems like a cool platform, just doesn't support SMS. That's the deal breaker of course.
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    10-05-2016 07:57 PM
  23. pbike908's Avatar
    I really tend to think that Allo wasn't designed for markets where SMS is prevalent, but rather, in markets (like India) where WhatsApp is the big thing. That's the market Allo is really competing for. In regions where SMS is widely used, Allo probably won't make much traction at all in messaging.
    Google is pushing Google Assistant these days. And Google Assistant -- like all things Google -- is all about collecting just exactly what you are doing -- email (gmail), browsing (chrome and search), and now messaging. Google is limited on just how they can "collect" data via SMS, so they are pushing Allo so that they can them incorporate what one is "messaging" so that they can they improve Assistant. What is left unsaid of course, is that my monitoring your chats via Allo, they can also use that for their advertising purposes which is of course Google's bread and butter.

    Google hopes that the future of messaging and phone calls is not through the telephone network -- but through the internet. Thus Duo and Allo. Whose main competition at this point is Skype, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, etc.

    Interesting play if you ask me. And this is in some respects why Google and Facebook are taking "moonshots" at providing internet connectivity to the undeveloped world.

    The goal of Facebook, Google, and to a lesser extent Microsoft is to transition users from the telcos to the internet.
    10-05-2016 11:33 PM
  24. oldtimefighter's Avatar
    Allo is Best than Messenger, messenger only send SMS messages, and Allo you can share pics, real time chat and more...
    I realize you probably live in a country with no unlimited texting but you seem to be ignorant about SMS... You can send pictures with SMS and it is real time (or close enough). Regardless, I can text 100% of my contacts but only use Allo with one or two of them so it's not even really a messaging platform.
    10-12-2016 01:13 PM
  25. eric002's Avatar
    I realize you probably live in a country with no unlimited texting but you seem to be ignorant about SMS... You can send pictures with SMS and it is real time (or close enough). Regardless, I can text 100% of my contacts but only use Allo with one or two of them so it's not even really a messaging platform.
    Touche, yes, yes you can indeed!
    10-12-2016 01:24 PM
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