A collection of other interesting install options came out of the firmware teardown of the Android 4.4 KitKat right away, but probably the most enjoyable coming from all is the merged instant SMS/MMS features of Hangouts version 2.0. Ron Amadeo from the Ars Technica performed the hard work based on Nexus 5 firmware just before the KitKat will get roll out to Nexus gadgets in coming days. Just in case you have missed it, the KitKat will launch for the Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) and the HTC One(Google Edition). But we will all get pleasure from the magic of KitKat experience using these APKs you may get on your own device right now. So go ahead and download Hangouts 2.0 with SMS/MMS integration and other KitKat APKs.
Google Hangouts v2.0.012
To get Google Hangouts v2.0 with SMS/MMS integration into the one messaging app, just install the hyperlinked APK, launch the app and turn on SMS in the Setttings and you’re sorted. You’ll now have both your Hangouts chats and SMS messages in the one app. A small icon on each conversation’s profile picture will alert you if the message is an SMS. Swiping to the side will archive messages (retrievable from the Settings menu). You can share locations and animated GIFs too, but interestingly, while I could take videos and photos to attach to an SMS, I could only take photos in a Hangouts chat. Hitting the video icon in Hangouts also caused the app to crash, but keep in mind this APK came from the Nexus 5, so it’s not exactly optimized for my Nexus 4. Here’s some screenshots and don’t forget the other KitKat APKs below.
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Download Hangouts 2.0 With SMS/MMS Integration And Other KitKat APKs
To download the Google Hangouts v2.0 with the SMS/MMS integration into only one messaging app, just you get and install the from above given link APK, start the app and turn on the SMS in Setttings and you are sorted. You will will have both the SMS messages and Hangouts chats in one app. A very small icon on every single conversation’s profile image will notify you if the message is the SMS. Swiping to side will archive the messages (can be read from Settings menu). We can share the locations and also the animated GIFs, but remarkably, while we could take the videos and images to attach to the SMS, we could only get photos in the Hangouts chat. Pressing the video icon in the Hangouts also triggered the app to crash, but remember this APK came from Nexus 5, so it is not optimized exactly for the Nexus 4. Here is few screenshots and do not ignore the other KitKat APKs down below.
There is a collection of some other APKs and other ZIP files also available for instance the wallpapers, new Google keyboard and the camera app that’ll further provide the KitKat experience to your own device. Don’t assume all of these apps have been tested. As generally, installing the 3rd-party APKs from unidentified sources creates some issues.
There is a lot more lovely stuff pouring out from the Android KitKat wrappers since we speak we will keep you updated with all new and cool apps and further news about the Android 4.4 roll out for your gadget. Meanwhile, get pleasure from the fun of the KitKat one portion at a time.