Thursday, June 5, 2014

[APK] Hangouts Updated To v2.1.223 With SMS Block List, Contact Hiding, And More

 
We all know the deal with the Google Wednesdays, Google just updated Hangouts and added many features. Hangouts is getting a version bump today from 2.1.100 to 2.1.223. Despite the small version number change, there are a few new things of note going on.

What's New : 
  • Unified SMS block list
  • Set custom notification tones for individual contacts
  • Keyboard indicator button to switch between numpad and full keyboard layouts
  • Hidden contacts list
  • Group hangouts now say "Send to group" instead of "Send Hangouts"

Remember, SMS blocking isn't new, but the block list itself is. This makes it easier to see who you've got blocked and unblock them if you patch things up. The custom notification tones for individual contacts is definitely nice to see. It was a long overdue improvement that many third-party apps already have.

Also, Google mentions they’ve finally patched up that nasty battery draining bug plaguing so many devices. The update will be hitting the Google Play Store today (in a staged rollout, of course), but for those that don’t feel like waiting, you can sideload the apk via our link below :

  1. AndroidFileHost mirror
  2. ZippyShare mirror
  3. MediaFire mirror
  4. MEGA mirror