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Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Best Text / SMS App for Android?

I'm looking for a replacement for the stock Text / SMS app for my Galaxy S III. The stock one doesn't seem to handle group messages with iOS devices properly, it seems to always separate them out in to individual text messages.
The stock app in my old Droid Bionic handled them fine, so I know it isn't an Android in general problem.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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I like gosms pro, enable group messaging in settings
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Gotta agree. GoSMS Pro does this flawlessly...
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GoSMS was great in like 2011, but has gone downhill since summer 2012. No more backups (you have to pay), and a bunch of features removed. It now spams you every few days too with promotional messages.

Unfortunately this is the best we've got in Android.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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I think Slide Messaging does it. I'm not sure.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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If you're really desperate you can flash to any 4.2 ROM... AOSP handles it from that point on.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #7
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Handcent is another one that does it.

I haven't used any of them so can't comment.
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Hand cent works great. I'm a big fan of it.
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I've used both Handcent and GoSMS... I liked them both equally.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:53 AM   #10
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chompSMS is pretty great
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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I use handscent.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.
I'll give Handcent and Chomp a try first, looks like GoSMS had some issues with their ad server that was spamming users with text message ads every 5 minutes for a couple days. Not something I really want.
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Go SMS is definately way worse than it used to be
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I like the stock one on my GNex 4.2.1 does pretty good
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why is GoSMS so bad now? ive never had an issue with it
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it spams me all the time now with ads for themes and they push those GOMMS messages everytime you want to send a pic

im way more annoyed that SMSBackup+ wont work on my nexus
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i get that theme message maybe once a week, not a big deal and ive never seen a message when sending a photo

also SMS Backup & restore works fine on my galaxy nexus
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Chomp SMS -- It's basically Bite SMS (On iPhone Jailbroken) with more features. It's by the same developer.
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Another vote for chompsms.
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I love the stock android one (not the HTC or Samsung one), but you can't get that one on HTC or Samsung phones. I use chompSMS instead.
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GoSMS was great in like 2011, but has gone downhill since summer 2012. No more backups (you have to pay), and a bunch of features removed. It now spams you every few days too with promotional messages.

Unfortunately this is the best we've got in Android.
Just block the sender, that stops those. You can block go chat senders thankfully.
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Just block the sender, that stops those. You can block go chat senders thankfully.
You can block them directly from Android actually.
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I use the stock app from the stock os
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Just block the sender, that stops those. You can block go chat senders thankfully.
Yup. I did that.

Surprisingly though there's nothing as good as GoSMS still. I've tried the new ones like Fusion and Sliding. Fusion is limited and Sliding is just bloated and slow. I might just go to the CM SMS app which is stock with some extra settings.

BTW Chomp is old. I think the company is keeping Chomp as an option for Pre-4.0, but Post 4.0 = Textra (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=com.textra)
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