If you are a big fan of Hangouts you may not like this news very much. With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google will introduce a new application for sending and receiving messages. We downloaded the new app and we can say that, regarding the design, the new software is much more beautiful and simple to use. Download the apk of the new Lollipop messaging application and have the new experience with the new software right now.
Almost a year ago, with the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, Hangouts replaced the native Android messaging app. With that, Google wanted to combine its messenger app with a classic service for sending and receiving SMS and MMS by cell phones. However, in 2014, the thinking seems to be different and, after a lot of investment in the integration of messages through Hangouts, the search giant goes back and presents a more colorful messaging app, with visual characteristics very similar to the current Contacts app. and Dialer.
The Nexus 6 will be the first smartphone to leave the factory with the official version of the new messaging app. The new app will be called «Messenger» (yes, very similar to the current Facebook messaging app) and comes with Material Design visual guidelines.
If you want to download the new Android Lollipop messaging app, click here. Before downloading the software, keep in mind that this is not yet the official version of the messaging app, so it may contain bugs.
So, do you think Google is right to go back and offer a messaging service apart from Hangouts?