Tyler wrote:Yes. I heard on the daily tech news show that Allo will have SMS support. So it would seem that they may look to replace messenger with it.
a) what show is that? something you watch daily?
b) I am confused by "will have SMS support". I thought this was first and foremost an SMS app?
The Daily Tech News Show is a daily tech news podcast. The title explains it all - delivery of the day's tech news plus a little commentary from the host and guests. I try to catch it every day. They do a show Monday through Friday and are currently experimenting with a 6th show on Sundays delivered by an Australian host. http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/
As I first understood it, Allo was to be a phone-number-based IM client (much like whatsapp - when you use the app for the first time, it asks for your phone number, and uses it to link you to other users in your contacts). In other words, all those messaged through the service had to have the app to send and receive messages. I guess if it supports SMS this would only partly be true.