Most people were skeptical when Google replaced Google Talk with Hangouts, but to my surprise, it was an easy and pleasant transition. It has basically consolidated my conversations into one location. I can see all SMS, MMS, and Google Talk conversations in one place.
The only thing missing to this already great application was a widget. No, Google hasn't updated Hangouts to include a widget, but we can now have one thanks to Android dev RSen—and it's extremely useful.
All you need is a device running Android 4.3 or above and Google Hangouts installed. If you already have those two... more