All Communication Applications That Google Launched Android

Here is Google Allo, the so far last attempt of Google services you use to communicate with your friends, after that its implementation partner Google Duo saw the light exactly one month ago.

Will Google Allo reap success in messaging that has both pursued Google but that seems to escape you hands? We don’t have the answer yet, but yes we can tell you what the history of their previous attempts. These are all messaging applications that it has launched Google in Android.

1. Google Talk

It all started with Google Talk, a modest application of messaging cross-platform that started his career there by 2005 on PC, then jump to the mobile BlackBerry, Nokia and Android of course. The interface was ugly, everything to be said, and just let you send anything other than plain text, but in 2011 it introduced video calling with Android 2.3.4.

Google Talk meet the basic requirements a messaging application with the power of the cloud Google before it it was the norm, in addition to being pre-installed on almost any Android self-respecting. Everything indicated that Google Talk would succeed, but then Google lost interest in it. In 2011 arrived Google + to put it above everything upside.

2. (Google +) Messenger

In 2011, for better or for worse was Google + our lives, and not only was: hand brought his brother Google + Messenger, which was then called Messenger to dry. I take this opportunity to appeal: Please leave call ‘Messenger’ all applications. Thank you.

With Messenger began confusion, and is that no one had clear what was the difference between Google Talk, Messenger and a few years later Hangouts. It is as if each Department on Google would have their own messaging application, and there is more than one that did not even open this application in your life, if it was preinstalled. Simply, they did not know what was or what was there.

3 Hangouts

There were few and it bore Google again. The old Google Talk that Californians gave back life again reincarnated in a new application of extravagant name: Hangouts. Hangouts began his life as part of Google +, but it earns its “independence” in 2013. It is already a mature messaging application with almost everything you can expect of one: stickers, calls and video calls, photos, writing notification…

Today Hangouts still alive although version after version it goes losing something of the little bellows that he had. It is the case of Hangouts 12, whose only visible change was the inclusion of the shruggie. With the arrival of Allo and Duo, everything indicates that Hangouts will continue to operate – at least for now – to the business public or the most faithful fans who still use it today.

Hangoutsvaria according to the device

  • Developer: Google Inc.
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

4 Messenger (SMS)

Hangouts was able to read and respond SMS messages, But besides being pretty confusing experience was far from optimal. The solution? Create another application, It is clear, and call her Messenger, because that is how all applications should call.

With permission of Hangouts and the possible other SMS application that your manufacturer has included, is today one of the o’smost popular control options to read your SMS. He arrived in 2014 and although we have frequently heard the rumor that Hangouts would lose support by SMS, at the moment there still.

Messenger

  • Version of Android: from 4.1
  • Developer: Google Inc.
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

5 Duo

We already got to 2016, the year in which we learned that Google would bring us not one, but two messaging applications. Technically only messaging Duo has a part because it only allows you to make video calls from person to person, without any option to write messages or do anything.

However, Hangouts and Messenger as they compete for your SMS, Google Duo competes with the own Hangouts for video calls, besides with the range of messaging applications that have video calls as Messenger, LINE, Skype or WeChat.

Google Duo

  • Version of Android: from 4.1
  • Developer: Google Inc.
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

6 Allo

We already arrived at the end of the journey with Google Allo, the very latest Messenger application from Google that, in theory, does not come to replace to Hangouts but certainly won’t let you in right place. Intelligence is the distinguishing feature of Google Allo, with the inclusion of the Assistant responding to your questions, search you a table at a restaurant or suggest what to say.

Is this the definitive application? What do Google with Hangouts now that all the cards are on the table? The wizard users will conquer enough so that they set aside their favorite messaging application? Stay tuned to your screens for answers.

Google Allo

  • Version of Android: from 4.1
  • Developer: Google Inc.
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication