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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    05-15-2015 03:12 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yup I had that update for a while ... Looks nice and clean

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    05-15-2015 03:20 PM
  3. craigrn16's Avatar
    Yup you can use Whatsapp
    It's very popular and it works over wifi... Even has wifi calling
    I use it and love it as a messenger

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    Does she have to have WhatsApp for me to text her from it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-15-2015 03:59 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Does she have to have WhatsApp for me to text her from it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    https://www.whatsapp.com

    I would assume that it has to be on both ends. Chats or videos or pictures across different phone ecosystems.
    05-15-2015 04:05 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Does she have to have WhatsApp for me to text her from it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yeah the other person needs to download the app

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    05-15-2015 04:11 PM
  6. craigrn16's Avatar
    Yeah the other person needs to download the app

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    Oh OK. I was hoping it would be something like I message where it uses your cell number but I'll give it a try

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-15-2015 10:25 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Oh OK. I was hoping it would be something like I message where it uses your cell number but I'll give it a try

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Unfortunately there is nothing like iMessage for Android. Hangouts is the closest thing since it is installed on Android but nothing native within the messaging app. I would assume this is due to each manufacturer having their own messaging app whereas Apple controls the main message app 100%.
    05-16-2015 01:08 AM
  8. shadow82x's Avatar
    Again, MightyText should do exactly what you want. You can text using your own phone number through WiFi.


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...exty.sms&hl=en
    05-16-2015 01:27 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Oh OK. I was hoping it would be something like I message where it uses your cell number but I'll give it a try

    Posted via the Android Central App
    As long as you both have it loaded on both devices,you should be able to chat via messages, share videos, etc.
    05-16-2015 02:24 AM
  10. syspry's Avatar
    Unfortunately there is nothing like iMessage for Android. Hangouts is the closest thing since it is installed on Android but nothing native within the messaging app. I would assume this is due to each manufacturer having their own messaging app whereas Apple controls the main message app 100%.
    That's what my family uses for communicating long distance between Android/iPhone. It's not a perfect solution but works reasonably well for occasional use. Biggest shortfall is that the internet messaging aspect of it often lags by a few hours. When my wife was vacationing with her mom and sending messages back and forth we were often delayed by a few hours and other times only a minute or so, it was sporadic. The voice and video calling work quite well though so far.
    05-16-2015 09:46 AM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    That's what my family uses for communicating long distance between Android/iPhone. It's not a perfect solution but works reasonably well for occasional use. Biggest shortfall is that the internet messaging aspect of it often lags by a few hours. When my wife was vacationing with her mom and sending messages back and forth we were often delayed by a few hours and other times only a minute or so, it was sporadic. The voice and video calling work quite well though so far.
    But for cross platform communication, I don't think Hangouts would work.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    05-16-2015 10:04 AM
  12. syspry's Avatar
    But for cross platform communication, I don't think Hangouts would work.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Yep, I message, voice, and video between mine and an iPhone with Hangouts installed. It has to be over internet though
    05-16-2015 10:39 AM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Yep, I message, voice, and video between mine and an iPhone with Hangouts installed. It has to be over internet though
    Hangouts is a Google product? Didn't know it was also available in the iTunes Store.
    05-16-2015 10:47 AM
  14. syspry's Avatar
    Hangouts is a Google product? Didn't know it was also available in the iTunes Store.
    Yup, most Google services are available on iTunes
    05-16-2015 11:05 AM
  15. craigrn16's Avatar
    Yep, I message, voice, and video between mine and an iPhone with Hangouts installed. It has to be over internet though
    If they made hangouts more reliable and smoother with the ability to use SMS over WiFi then I would be all in. IMesaage is a much more worked out product

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 11:27 AM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    If they made hangouts more reliable and smoother with the ability to use SMS over WiFi then I would be all in. IMesaage is a much more worked out product

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not sure about SMS but Whatsapp works over wifi.
    05-16-2015 11:30 AM
  17. getbretweir's Avatar
    As I said she's not tech savy
    she doesn't have to be tech savvy. if she has thumbs she'll be able to use it, and u can install it for her.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 11:54 AM
  18. craigrn16's Avatar
    she doesn't have to be tech savvy. if she has thumbs she'll be able to use it, and u can install it for her.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    True. In think I'll try mighty text sounds like what I'm looking for. Or I'll tell her to download Facebook messenger. She has a Facebook

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 12:01 PM
  19. syspry's Avatar
    If they made hangouts more reliable and smoother with the ability to use SMS over WiFi then I would be all in. IMesaage is a much more worked out product

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Totally agree but I use Android and some family use iPhone so it is what it is
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    05-16-2015 12:04 PM
  20. craigrn16's Avatar
    Totally agree but I use Android and some family use iPhone so it is what it is
    I agree with you. IMessage isn't so great its gonna make me switch from Android LOL. Just was wondering if android had a similar app. If At&t had messages over WiFi I'd be fine

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 12:10 PM
  21. Daspoo's Avatar
    Love the avatar.
    Haha - thx!

    -# Cheers! #-
    05-16-2015 02:35 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hangouts is a Google product? Didn't know it was also available in the iTunes Store.
    Yep. Google has pretty much all of their services on iOS. .
    05-16-2015 10:06 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Yep. Google has pretty much all of their services on iOS. .
    Too bad the converse isn't true or is it?
    05-16-2015 10:10 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Too bad the converse isn't true or is it?
    Haha yeah. Apple has a death grip on all their stuff .. They're very selfish if you do not use their products :P.
    05-16-2015 10:41 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    Haha yeah. Apple has a death grip on all their stuff .. They're very selfish if you do not use their products :P.
    They make great products and lately have been taking a peek behind more frequently at Android, at least here is the US.
    05-17-2015 12:45 PM
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