Hangouts isn't cutting the mustard, and Google is reportedly looking at alternatives.
Some Hangouts users are reporting the ability to draw and send pictures to their contacts. It all looks a little sketchy.
In DepthDon't want Google Hangouts for SMS? Android 4.4 has it by default - but we've found five more 'normal' texting alternatives.
Google Hangouts 2.0 is the first big update since adding voice calls for North America last year, heralding iOS optimization, a new look and video messages.
UpdatedGoogle services suffered widespread outages for some time today, but all appears right in the G-verse once again.
Industry voice2013 saw the continued rise in the popularity of online video, with mobile devices accounting for more and more content consumption.