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By mcprodriver, Junior Member on 18th January 2014, 06:41 PM
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I use an iPhone for work. My personal is a RAZR Maxx Hd. The only thing that I like about the iPhone is imessage and it's ability to send a message even if I only have wifi available.

I like the way imessage toggles between wifi and data seamlessly.

Is there an app like this for android?


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18th January 2014, 08:06 PM |#2  
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I think that Hangouts in its current version (2.0.2) should give you similar experience-
If you decide to let it handle both SMS and online messages
18th January 2014, 08:19 PM |#3  
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I do hope hangouts. Yet, it will only do SMS over data. It will do wifi, only if I send to someone who has hangouts installed.

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Actually, Hangout message can be sent to anyone with Google account (Gmail, Google+, etc.)
Thats what imessage does- just sends message to your apple account...
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Hangouts isn't anywhere near as integrated as iMessage. Yes, it does do SMS and internet based messaging, but not seamlessly. Or I can't get it to. The SMS contact is distinct from the google contact. So you send it one or the other.but you can't just have a hangout with someone and then if you send a message when they are out of wireless or 3g it falls back to SMS. With imessage it sent wireless OR sms without you knowing. With hangouts you need to choose if you send it wireless or sms

Or at least I haven't figured how to get it to.
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Hangouts isn't anywhere near as integrated as iMessage. Yes, it does do SMS and internet based messaging, but not seamlessly. Or I can't get it to. The SMS contact is distinct from the google contact. So you send it one or the other.but you can't just have a hangout with someone and then if you send a message when they are out of wireless or 3g it falls back to SMS. With imessage it sent wireless OR sms without you knowing. With hangouts you need to choose if you send it wireless or sms

Or at least I haven't figured how to get it to.

No, that basically how it works- the guys at google enabled the sms feature only 2 versions ago, so hopefully they will improve it in the future to be moe like iMessage (unless Apple already has a patent on it)

Anyway- a good idea for a starup

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