Finally the new Google Hangouts with SMS integration is rolling out! - You can also download APK file if you don't want to wait
So now the new Google Hangouts 188.8.131.52 is finally rolling out in Google Play Store! As you maybe remember, I posted about it the same day Google announced it, and I also provided some download links from a ripped version from the Nexus 5, but that version had some problems with MMS and video chats.
It will probably have a slow rollout, but you can download the APK file from here, if you don’t want to wait for your update.
Here is the official change log:
- SMS & MMS (Android 4.0+): Send/receive text messages with Hangouts! You can import your existing messages, quickly switch between SMS and Hangouts, and start group MMS conversations
- Animated GIFs: send animated GIFs, cute kittens and all
- Location: share a location in your conversations
- Device, in-call, mood status: share what device you’re on, whether you’re on a call, or your current mood