I’ve finally gotten the new Google Hangouts app on my Nexus device. It’s good but I don’t think it’s compelling enough to use for the majority of Android users (not just yet and I hope Google moves fast to change that).
I’ve been trying this little experiment for the past several months using Android as my main mobile combo (the Nexus 4 as my phone and the Nexus 7 as my tablet). One of the things that I’ve found lacking on the platform is a great way to do messaging across all Android users.
After trying out Google’s new Hangouts app, I’m convince that it is not going to encourage other people to leave their current messaging platforms to use Hangouts. This post is my two cents worth analysis why this is so.