Thursday, May 16, 2013

AT&T doesn't want Google 2 Hangout :(

AT&T customers who install the new Google Hangouts application on Android devices cannot use one of the main features: video chats.

The feature won't work on AT&T's cellular network.

AT&T explained that AT&T customers are free to download any third-party video chat app they wish and they'll work fine.

Apps that come preloaded, however, must be enabled by the developer for use over AT&T's cellular network. Google did not follow the proper protocols required by AT&T in order for the app to function over its cellular network.

Google Hangouts for iOS, which qualifies as a third-party download on the iPhone, functions properly over AT&T's cellular network.

Google Hangouts for Android works fine on all other cellular networks except AT&T.