After Hangouts was announced back at Google I/O last month, it was released the same day. It was also on a staged rollout, so not everyone was able to download it on day one. But it soon landed on every device running Android 2.2 and above. Now today, Hangouts is receiving it’s first update since switching from Google Talk to Hangouts. It brings bug fixes and performance enhancements as you’d expect. Here’s the changelog from the Google Play store:
What’s in this version:
â— Hangouts replaces Google Talk. Update now to bring your conversations to life.
â— Fixed a problem where you could receive two notifications for a message: one from Hangouts, one from the old Talk app.
â— Audio issues in video calls on some Android 2.3x (Gingerbread) devices, including the Droid Charge, should now be resolved.
â— Bug fixes and better performance.
So it looks like it fixed a few bugs including specific ones for Android 2.3 devices like the Droid Charge. Which it’s always nice to see Google fixing bugs in apps for devices running older versions of Android. Then again, considering how many people are still out there with Gingerbread, it’s kinda hard to just skip over 36% of the Android userbase.
It appears that the update is again rolling out in stages. I have not yet received the update on any of the devices I have here right now, except the Optimus G Pro. But we should start seeing the update later today and tomorrow. Let us know in the comments down below if you’ve received the update and what you think about the update as well. We’re always interested to see what everyone thinks.