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No there is no federated XMPP Client for Android that supports video calling. Federated because there many proprietary XMPP Clients that do so, but they work only within their own network. The reason because there is no such XMPP client is pretty simple: Jingle (the XEP which is used for XMPP video calling), is pretty new and most XMPP libraries don't ...


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Facebook have a separate app these days called Facebook Messenger, this has both Facebook's chat and inbox features in it. Why they've split it out into a separate app now, I don't know, but this should give you what you're after: Facebook Messenger is a faster way to send mobile messages to friends. With Messenger, you can send and receive messages ...


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Here's what I could find so far: Match2Blue for Android enables you to meet new friends and find old ones anywhere, anytime. It takes location- and interest-based mobile social networking to the next level. Search with match2blue for users who have identical or similar interests to yours SinglesAroundMe works to plot singles on a geographical map around ...


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Google Talk This will syncs to your Gmail account. this offers free instant messaging to all your Google contacts that you have invited to “talk” with. You can use the services within the Gmail web page, or download Google Talk and install it on your computer or smart phone. Google+ Messenger Originally called “Huddle”, which is a sub service to Google+. ...


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Google+ Messenger does require the Background data checkbox to receive messages/updates while it's not the active app. However your messages should be sent instantly since the app would be active then. Are you experiencing delays with other messengers using background data as well? e.g. WhatsApp A good discussion about background data, sync etc can be read ...


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Go to Settings -> Under data usage tap More Tap Default SMS app and select your SMS app Source with detailed instruction: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57613499-285/manage-default-sms-app-on-android-4.4-kitkat/


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SayHi seems to replicate WhosHere. The plus side of it is that it has a map function so you're able to see how many users are currently online. The downside of the app is that it uses your exact GPS location which might not go down with some users (ie. using the app at home/office). Also, there are point rewards that you get for completing your profile and ...


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Google Talk doesn't have any of those features. It's meant as a complement to Gmail, and it's intended that if you want to send files or persistent things to your chat partner, you'd email them. If you want a chat system that has all the features of WhatsApp, why not just use WhatsApp?


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You would probably wanna: -Setup a launcher like Nova Launcher (my personal favorite) solely to setup gestures for daily used tasks like calling and viewing SMSs. -With Nova launcher change the icon size to maximum (130% i guess) to make icons more visible. -Go to Accessibility and change the text size. Since it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, ...


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With the new update to Facebook app now, the chat head is opened whenever I start my chat with a friend. Note that if we want to use the old way of chatting via Facebook, we would use the Facebook Messenger app.


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A free app called Notification Shortcuts gives you the ability to set up a permanent notification that will open an app you specify when you select the notification. You can set up multiple shortcuts and can even set up toggles for wifi, bluetooth, etc, if you want. The downside to this is that when you receive a message, you'll have a second notification ...


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The rumored Google Babel may be the solution you are looking for. Hopefully it will be announced/released before or at Google I/O.


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Google have now integrated all of their chat and messaging services into one app on Android, Google Hangouts (not Babble as was previously rumoured). From the app's description: Use Hangouts on computers, Android and Apple devices. Hangouts stay in sync across devices so you can start or continue them anywhere. In particular Google Talk, GMail ...


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imo has a direct download link on their Android webpage. There also seem to be quite a few other apps to try: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=facebook+chat&c=apps



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