Google has failed totally and completely to make a SMS fallback messaging app that could rival iMessage. It’s easily my biggest gripe with Android. Without Facebook messenger it was like pulling teeth to get my family to download one messaging app so we could all keep in touch. I hate it!
Check out this article, looks like the major US Carriers are banding together to make a potentially terrible default messaging app for Android phones. I don’t even want to imagine how bad this is going to be. I can nearly guarantee it will steal your data or inundate you with ads or more likely both.