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Google Hangouts 2.1.100 Rolling Out

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An update to Google Hangouts on Android is rolling out today as build 2.1.100. The update is a minor bump up from build 2.1.076 and doesn’t appear to include anything major. After spending a couple of minutes with it, we aren’t even finding any differences.

So yeah, download away at the links below if you would like. 

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  • http://mycarbonbasedlife.blogspot.com/ Lauren Chiodo-Benmuvhar

    I hate Hangouts. Prior to getting an Android phone, I liked it in my computer…but if Google wants to compete with an integrated video chat option like Face Time, they need to come out with something that doesn’t suck. The video quality on a phone is terrible, the sound quality is even worse, and you can’t connect from your contacts, which bugs the crap out of me. If they don’t make it better, I will end up going back to an iPhone for FaceTime alone…which is the only thing I actually liked about the iPhone. Boooo :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003386080045 John doe

    Still wont work with google voice number, example sending a text will show as coming from your carriers number not your google voice number.

  • DC_Guy

    Google should just pay Apple to license iMessage on Android and call it a day.

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    new hangouts update slowed down my whole phone…my hangouts causes what feels like gingerbread day memory fails when apps close randomly bc hangouts prob takes a gig of ram now…not happy about the update

  • Drago

    Anyone else have certain contacts that show a split avatar? Half the picture I set and the other half is a generic gray contact picture.

    I don’t know how to get rid of it. It’s annoying. See pic: http://i.imgur.com/uq3dRvz.jpg .

    • eirrom

      Yeah it is happening to me too. Some of my conversations have the full picture and some have the half picture. I don’t know how to fix it either.
      I guess I delete the conversation and start fresh, but then I would lose all the back/forth texts. Really annoying. This started with the last update.

      The trade off for me was that my MMS issues went away.

      • Drago

        I tried deleting the conversation. It didn’t work.

        My theory is that it’s trying to show the Google+ photo and the contact photo I set, in that split avatar. Unfortunately, this sucks because that contact has no Google+ photo and we don’t even chat (only text), so I get the gray generic icon. We should be able to choose what photo gets used. I hope this is fixed in the update mentioned in this article.

        • eirrom

          That is a great theory. I never thought of what you mentioned. That could explain it.

          Picking the photo we want as the contact photo should be our choice, not Google.

          Glad I didn’t delete the conversations after all.

          • chazzdjr

            It represents a message sting with multiple recipients. It’s not a bug.

          • eirrom

            In my case, it has occurred texts between 2 people. There are not multiple recipients..

          • Drago

            Just got the update mentioned in the article. Doesn’t fix the split avatar issue.

            Ugh. Damn it, Google, I’m not using multiple recipients.

          • Gogs

            has anyone been able to sort this then? The theroy of the person not having a google+ account does make sense. The only contacts that do this for me are people without email accounts or google+ accounts. I have tried deleting the messages from this person but when I get a new one, it does the same again

          • Drago

            Well it’s definitely a bug for me. There’s only one person in the conversation besides me.

            In other words, only one recipient. Not multiple.

  • David Belyea

    With merged messages of 1 contacts phone number and Hangouts I can’t change their picture. It automatically defaults to their G+ pic. I want to be able to change, should be no problem.

  • CNXS

    My hangouts chrome app on Mac is now alerting me to a call via hangouts when someone calls my GV number. Haven’t seen this before so I’m not sure if this is new.

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  • Jmonicle

    Ditching the google+ contact pic for notifications would be awesome. Not every has set up a g+ profile, but my user set contact pictures get out wieghed by the grey man g+ default picture in the notification bar and active notifications (moto x). I don’t understand the though process behind that.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      yeah i noticed that…so stupid…i see it in the thread from picsync but everywhre else grey guy

  • bbtitanium

    If anyone can think way back when there was a fight for the use of the patent to copy and paste text within a message. I believe it’s owner by apple. Still an issue today.

  • Jprime

    i wish they would make it less sluggish. Slowest app on all my devices.

  • Ice2097

    Man this better fix the whole statuses being incorrect bug…

  • Dexter Jay

    They still have not changed the smiley key to an enter/return key. This makes me sad.

    • panicswhenubered

      :(

  • jeryd

    I wish my contacts names would show back up… What’s the point of having contact names if I have to remember the actual phone numbers of my friends??

    • panicswhenubered

      I had this same problem. One day, new messages in Hangouts wouldn’t show names/pictures, only phone numbers next to each conversation and message. Fixed it by clearing the cache and resetting the contacts app and Hangouts app from the app manager.

  • SparkysShocker

    Hopefully this fixes the annoying group messages that wont delete post merge and even when you do delete them they reapear with the next text you get

  • EddieVedderdoodoodoodadodedooo

    umm…. how do I call someone from Hangouts now? There used to be a call button up on the top right next to the name and now it’s gone. I do all of my calling by pulling up my texts in Hangouts (Nexus 5), so this is a pretty damn big inconvenience. Also, anyone try pressing that plus sign (same top right corner but at your beginning list of contacts in Hangouts) and attempted to start a new hangout? Maybe this is my dumbest day ever (seriously, maybe) but it’s impossible.

    • SameEddieVedderDude

      EDIT: all works fine now somehow. call button replaced and new hangouts now possible.

  • Ben Edwards

    Hopefully they fix all the bugs they’ve introduced lately.

  • Stillmatic917

    This is worse than CNN. Might as well not even report it.

  • Johnny Steele

    Oh joy.

  • Nayners

    People be like, ‘Google Voice Integration?!!’. Followed by extreme sad face.

    • panicswhenubered

      Remember when it was ‘Hangouts SMS Integration?!!’ Followed by extreme sad face?…. those were the days.

  • ravenofdoom

    waiting for a release to include VOIP. Sometime in May/June access to the Google Talk VOIP servers (XMPP) by third party apps is supposed to cease, giving way for Google to release a way to call directly from the Hangouts app using data… which would be a godsend (if Verizon doesn’t block), because I’m still on a minutes/text plan, but have unlimited data.

    EDIT: The end of life date for XMPP access is May 15… so 10 days away.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      Yep. 9 days to go now.

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    They ever going to fix notifications disappearing with out me opening the app?

    • William Kister

      I have never had this happen to me as of yet.

    • Jprime

      I hear that!

    • Brian Wolfman

      Had to finally give up and go back to my sock (LG G2) messaging app, I almost never use hangouts, but used it for SMS.

      • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

        I love hangouts. I wish more people used it (especially on iOS) its actually fully cross platform (unlike imessenger). Its a better solution and more reliable than MightyText (if they use a hangout instead of sms). Plus, the stock messenger for the G2 is so ugly! I wont use it.

    • WickedToby741

      Do you use it on the desktop or a tablet? I’ve noticed for mine at least if I start accepting Hangouts through the desktop app, after a few messages my phone and tablet will stop notifying me about them. I think this is a reflection of Google’s global notifications. The goal is for you not to get the same notification across 2-3 separate devices.

      • mustbepbs

        Same here, but if I have the hangouts window minimized (undocked at this point, obviously) I’ll get a notification on my devices.

      • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

        I do, but it happens when im not using it so I dont think that applys otherwise i agree thats how it shoud work.
        What i think causes it is when I have a conversation open and hit home. If that person sends me a message it doesn’t notify me or something. Not 100% sure its kind of sketchy. But i know for a fact that I miss messages a lot because theres nothing in the notification bar. Luckily new version of TeslaUnread puts a number on the icon which seems to work pretty good.

  • Jordan Long

    I’m assuming there are some APN tweaks/fixes in there.

  • tomn1ce

    I hope that this is in preparation of integrating GV with Hangout in the not too distant future.

  • moelsen8

    damn you droid-life, i thought this was going to be the “big one”

  • Smeckle

    How about Google fix the bug(?) that prevents you from attaching photos to a text if you’ve already started typing first.

    • Brent Cooper

      This is so incredibly annoying!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      OH SNAP!. You’re right bro

    • Trent Callahan

      Is it that hard to cut/paste?

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        That is not the point..

      • Hershel

        most people attach photos, not paste them

        • WickedToby741

          I think he meant cut the text, insert picture, paste text back. That’s what I do when I don’t remember to attach first.

          • Hershel

            Still, too much work.

      • jdhas

        Is that hard? No.

        Is that an incredible and inexcusable pain in the ass for an app developed by one of the largest tech companies in the world? YES.

    • Tony Byatt

      I have never noticed that…

    • The Narrator

      Cause you can’t erase and put it back lol

    • Brian Wolfman

      How about, why cant I forward a picture that ive received in hangouts? I have to save it, then send that. Messaging app I can just…..forward the picture!

      • Smeckle

        Seriously, I hate that too. It’s such a pain.

      • ReturnOFTheMack

        Yeah it can be forwarded as a text but not as a hangouts message unless you save it first. Ran into that a few days ago and I thought I was doing something stupid for a minute.

    • Ben Edwards

      I’ve often wondered if it’s a bug or just a major oversight by Google. Either way, it would be nice if they fixed that because 9/10 times it catches me out (and Hangouts is my default messaging app so it’s HIGHLY irritating).

    • Vandara Peou

      Probably less a bug and more an oversight but yea annoying. Should be easy to implement Google just do it!

    • sski66

      Yeah, I didn’t know if that was a bug or Google just didn’t get around to it ,whatever it is it does suck! I like what there doing with Gmail though online, the Themes, Send $, Pics, etc.

    • Lucky Armpit

      How about removing the Google+ requirement to be able to add an attachment?

  • The Narrator

    don’t tell me what to do!

  • Brian Winning Jr.

    It looks as though it fixed a bug that came with the last update. With the last update none of my contact photos would show on Active Display. Now it is back to normal with this update.

    • tu3218

      yes, I was having that same exact issue. Stopped using it as a matter of fact due to that reason. Thanks for the tip. Though 8sms is doing a heck of a job right now as a messaging app.

    • LP @ThisisEther

      Yep, I had this issue also….Thought it was my pics that needed to be updated….

    • Drago

      Almost all my contacts show up with a generic gray contact picture in the notification shade. This update hasn’t fixed it.

      Hangouts has been super buggy since 2.1. I kinda regret updating.

  • Antoine Bohannon

    I know it won’t, but please let this fix T-Mobile not receiving MMS with WiFi calling enabled bug!

    • eibook

      This