Exclusive: Android’s last chance to fix messages



Google is finally going to fix the messaging mess on Android. In this bonus episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn exclusively explains how Hangouts and Allo are getting replaced. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs

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49 thoughts on “Exclusive: Android’s last chance to fix messages

  • April 20, 2018 at 12:48 am
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    What texting / chat app do you use right now? Do you think this new Chat system will be an upgrade? — Dieter

  • April 5, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    I already have this on my phone in 2019 lol

    STILL NO ENCRYPTION 🤣🤣🤣

  • April 6, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    I think the problems listed aren't actually bad problems

    Imma perfectly fine with it

  • April 6, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    Not sure how this evolved, but literally every, single, person in the Netherlands uses WhatsApp. Not kidding

  • April 6, 2019 at 6:01 am
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    SMS has nothing to do with android's restrictions…. in fact SMS been on the market far before android… plus SMS of 160 characters per message is a limit by the network providers and not the mobile OS…

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    Fact is that many carriers in different parts of the world doesnt provide a lot of text message compared to data package. So people prefer to use watsapp, messenger or any alternative in many parts of the world

  • April 6, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    April 6th 2019, seems Google failed to fix it in 12 months..

  • April 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    I didn't know wtf was signal till now.And now thanks for the advertisement verg

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Here's the thing: this is a USA thing. All around the world people simply use WhatsApp over regular messaging app. That's why WhatsApp is so popular and we don't feel nothing wrong with it. Even people with iPhone don't use iMessage.

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    Guess I'll have to stick with hangouts, not a cross platform solution. Hangouts used to have text built in which was great but the took that away what 3 years ago? Unfortunate.

  • April 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    This is not only Google part but also the carrier part. Make it work just like imessage can combine regular sms text and special iMessage channel. I was hoping google does this in Allo, but they left out the carrier SMS being combined.

  • April 6, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    im surprised samsung hasnt made an imessage app for their phones.

  • April 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    I am hoping everyone, Apple included, start using RCS, I've been waiting for that for a couple years now I feel like. I'm not too worried about encryption on my messages. But I switch back and forth from an iPhone XS Max and a Galaxy S10 regularly and the texting really is the biggest difference causing me to prefer one phone over the other. That said, it's been 11 months since this video was posted and it's still not a thing. So who knows.

  • April 7, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    Will Samsung phones get this? Or is it gonna take 15 years for it to come ?

  • April 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    Who besides of Americans use text messages on 2019

  • April 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    No one outside of America uses iMessage indeed no one in America uses Android, so what's the point?

  • April 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Hey here's something you didn't know…..

    4 months of 2k19 have already passed

  • April 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    at least they arent forced to buy an iPhone just for iMessage

  • April 8, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    My carrier uses this. Couldn't care less. SMS is fine for text. If I need a group chat or sending images facebook or whatsapp is what 99% people uses

  • April 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    I literally don't know anyone that use other texting app besides Whatsapp, Americans always been the weird ones

  • April 10, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    It baffling to me how Google puts millions for dollars into something and gets hundreds of millions of folks using it and then just kills it. Hangouts was fine. Why didn't they just continue developing it instead of starting from scratch? Also, Google has no trouble being the big bad when they want to, why would they worry about upsetting people about pulling an "Apple" and creating GoogleMessage? It is not like there are a whole lot of other OSes that half the world is using…

  • April 22, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Dieter you should do a follow up to this video. It’s now been over 12 months since this video was released and according to your timeline you gave it should be fully functioning. My Pixel 2XL with Pie still shows it as messaging and not “Chat”. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • May 15, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Remember when apple was going to be the green bubble bc everyone was going to adopt RCS……haha

  • May 25, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    Why does Google let the carriers/oems control everything? Os updates, messaging. This is why apple will always be ahead. I'm not even an apple user and I can see this.

  • May 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    I have 3 carriers in my country, I asked around support of each one of them when will RCS be available on their network, and only one of them's been supporting it apparently since 2017. (Telenor), and from the other two one doesn't know exactly when will it be implemented, and the other one haven't even heard what's RCS.

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