At Google I/O this year, Google unsurprisingly launched its unified messaging services Hangouts. Users of the new service have quickly discovered two shortfalls – one, Hangouts doesn’t work on tablets just yet. The second, however, was that contrary to early rumours, Hangouts does not integrate SMS or MMS.
Dori Storbeck, Google+ Community Manager for Hangouts, has responded a number of times to a truly epic comment thread on G+ with statements, albeit unofficial, about the plans and future features of Hangouts, including the tablet and SMS complaints.
On the tablet front, Storbeck advises that the team behind Hangouts is aware of the lack of compatibility on this and is working on resolving the issue.
On SMS, the news is less concrete, but it appears that it is one of the most requested features for Hangouts (this should be a surprise for no one), and it appears to be under development. Storbeck may have let this slip a bit too soon, it seems, because the comment was quickly updated:
Have you tried Hangouts yet? Are you looking forward to the promised features? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below