When Google Hangouts launched last week amid the Google I/O fanfare, one thing that was notably missing was support for tablets. We all know that Android tablets do take a bit of a flogging, but the reality is there’s quite a number of them, and some are quite well loved.
Whether it was an oversight or a deliberate decision, the Google Hangouts app did not — initially — support tablets, and this was the source of much bellyaching, in addition to that which was already coming from the lack of integrated SMS/MMS. While SMS integration might not be coming all that soon, Hangouts does — as of today — support tablets, so all you Nexus 7 and other Android tablet users can now get in on the action as well.
I can only imagine the Nexus 7 would make a great device for use with Hangouts. Nice big keyboard for typing, and of course, a big glorious screen for video hangouts with your mates.[app]com.google.android.talk[/app]
Will you get mileage from Hangouts now that its available for your tablets as well? Let us know.