It was said that we were getting it. We all thought we were getting it. But when Google announced their integrated chat service, Hangouts, yesterday at Google I/O, I think we all thought there would be more, well….”integration.” Namely, we thought SMS integration would be ready right out of the box.
 
It isn’t a feature that’s available yet, and that’s ok. I understand that it’ll take time to add these features, though as of right now, Hangouts is not much more than a re-skinned Google Talk. So….when is SMS coming? Judging by how anticipated Hangouts was prior to its launch yesterday, and how willing I personally am to unify all my chat and messaging under one app, I would imagine the big G would be hard at work to bring SMS as quickly as possible.
 
The good news is, they are.
 
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The bad news is, we don’t really know when. However, according to Google +’s community manager of Hangouts and Chat, Dori Storbeck, they are well aware of how badly people want this feature, and it will indeed be “coming soon.”
 
source | dori storbeck via droid life