In step with the release of much-awaited Nexus 5 and the major upgrade of Jellybean OS to KitKat 4.4 Android OS, Google has brought out version 2 of its Google+ Hangouts app. This upgrade, offering better and bigger changes within year of launch lets you send-receive text messages beyond the conventional Android SMS/ MMS solution in an integrated manner so you get several important features like emoji support and group texting. A streamlined, centralized communication, animated GIFs or ‘stickers’, mood indicators and location sharing make Hangouts 2.0 application that comes preloaded with Nexus 5 seamlessly attractive.
For those who don’t own a Nexus 5, the update can also be installed manually and though we don’t know when it will be released it will be available on Google Play soon. You can easily install the Hangouts 2.0 APK for any Android 4.0 device. Check out the steps for downloading and installation of Hangouts 2.0 and have a look at the screen captures of the all-new Google Hangouts 2.0, given here.
How to Download & Install Hangouts 2.0 APK on Your Android
- Download Hangout 2.0 APK- Link 1/ Link 2 on your computer or phone directly.
- If downloaded on computer, connect your device using the original USB cable and transfer the downloaded APK to your Android phone. Once transfer is complete, disconnect the device from computer.
- Open the transferred APK and run the application software. Follow the simple step-by-step on-screen instructions to install.
You can start using the app after it’s installed. Hangouts 2.0 application comes with many performance and stability fixes making it quicker than its predecessor. Share your mood status, get an HD video calling and an exclusive landing page. Attaching photos from different sources such as Google Drive is now also possible with Hangouts 2.0. The cryptographic signature ensures that file transfer is safe and protected from any manner of tampering. Are you facing any issues in the installation and what is your experience with the Hangouts 2.0? Do let us know in the comments sections how you find the all-new version of Hangouts.
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