There are many similarities to Whats App, such as the ability to send photos, have group chats, as well as being able to search for You Tube links, images and self drawn sketches.More interesting features include downloadable emoticons, our favourites being Rage Memes and South Park characters.Most Android smartphones also come with a separate SMS app (the Nexus devices just have Hangouts), although each manufacturer throws in varying levels of customisation, so there are too many offerings for us to comment specifically.What each app will do, though, is send a text (or similar).
The search giant also throws Hangouts, its own IM and SMS service, into Android so that you can message all your Google (and non-Google) buddies quickly.
Android phones are amongst the hottest on the market, currently accounting for around 70% of the European mobile market.
Headlined by flagship handsets such as the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3, and supported with the strong range of cheaper devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and uber cheap Motorola Moto E, there is more demand for the Android market than ever.
Chances are that you have heard of Snap Chat, not least because of what you can use it for.
It is becoming ever popular as a way to share images quickly and privately, with the added bonus that they don't hang around.
With over 80 million users, Kik is another app that can't be ignored.