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Tuesday Poll: What is your favorite Android instant messaging app?

With the release of Facebook’s new cross platform messenger, we saw a lot of talk about not needing another messaging app in this arena and then started wondering which app was the most popular.  All of us have Google Talk built right into Android and use it frequently, but we know that many of you use apps that cover multiple social networks and messaging platforms for chatting (Trillian) as well as stand-alone messengers like Kik.

We tossed together a quick list of some of the more popular, but wanted you guys to let us know which was the top dog.  Everyone fall back on Gtalk or is there another app we should be checking out?  If we didn’t list your favorite, please drop it in the comments.

What is your favorite Android instant messaging app?

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  • seo2

    My favourite mobile apps is iWedplanner, it is an excellent wedding app. Using this mobile apps a marriage can be done in the great way.

  • Anonymous

    ebuddy anyone?

  • Zachstorml

    i want bbm for android!

  • klaviste

    kakao talk ~~ free & find your friends with phone numbers..

  • Alex W.

    Personally, I use IMs for my home PC.  When I’m out, I don’t want to get into a long drawn out IM conversation.  I installed Fring when I got my X, and uninstalled it after never using it. 

    I can be reached via text or call anytime, I don’t need to add another way of people getting a hold of me.

  • http://twitter.com/ocdtrekkie Jake Weisz

    I like Meebo because it shares logs with desktop Meebo, which is my primary IM client. However, Meebo hasn’t updated their app since the Droid 1 came out. Which means it’s buggy as crud, and it ticks me off.

  • Anonymous

    I just paiid $21.86 for an i P a d2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her

    Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.74 there arriving tomorrow

    by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again.

    Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $658 which

    only cost me $62.80 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,
    http://EgoWin.com

  • LostinSpace

    I never got text messaging. I mean, if I want to talk to someone I call, or if I need an answer fast, I gtalk, and get the answer right away, or since this is an Android phone, I e-mail them. Texting seems like such an outmodded form of communication, very pre-smartphone.

    • Raven

      If I need to talk to someone I call, but I rarely want to talk to anyone on the phone if I can avoid it.  I much prefer either in person, face to face, or some form of text.  There is just something I hate about talking to people who I can’t see.  And, I still use text messaging because way too many people that I need to communicate some quick bits of information to still do not have smart phones/data plans, but yet are big texters themselves.  So, I use e-mail when I can, but when I want a quick reply on something, it is usually back to good old reliable text messages (with Handcent on my Droid 2 Global).

      • Anonymous

        What about video chatting? You can talk to someone AND see their face?

    • Anonymous

      I just paiid $21.86 for an i P a d2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her

      Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.74 there arriving tomorrow

      by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again.

      Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $658 which

      only cost me $62.80 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,
      http://EgoWin.com

    • http://twitter.com/Bobby_Phoenix Bobby Phoenix

      “or since this is an Android phone, I e-mail them.”  It takes me 1/4 (or less) of the time to send a text than to email.  Texting is easier in a crowded, loud, or busy place.  “I’m outside waiting” or “At the bar” is easier to text than email, or try to call and either yell at the person so they can hear (along with others around you), or leave a message only to have them get it late or even after wondering around looking for you at the place you are to meet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

        and email requires data connection while texting does not, I have cell service but not data in tons of places

  • Anonymous

    nm

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Hopefully they integrate google plus and google talk that would be a good Idea

  • Gee

    I use go sms pro… But thats just a reskin of default text messaging 

  • Knightcrusader

    If only Pidgin was available for Android….

  • Nezhac

    No whatsapp or viber?

  • Anonymous

    Handcent?

    • Jason

      handcent is texting not IM

  • Anonymous

    Whatsapp by far the most powerful and versatile (symbian, android, iOS), use it both on the tablet and phone

  • Anonymous

    google voice

  • ChaoticnNYer

    My Favorite Is Handcent, Being Able To Customize The Led Color, Fonts Andbackground Make It Invaluable

  • Booboolala2000

    Google voice, although can take some time before messages arrive on either end. Ebuddy is pretty good for I’m. But Google Voice is a necessity on 2.2 because of the Phantom Text issue. Happened to me once. Thankfully nothing bad was sent.

  • http://profiles.google.com/guigsy Oisin McGuigan

    why isn’t Whatsapp on this list?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I just said too! Closest thing to BBM/MMS/SMS out there.

  • http://twitter.com/DarknesSx_LDS Moaz B. Bambi

    Where’s Whatsapp?
    I chose Huddle but it really is Whatsapp!!! 
    Why did i choose Huddle? because it would be the first choice if Whatsapp isn’t there!!