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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Asterdroid, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I was a huge advocate for ebuddy, but the app doesn't support Froyo, and I'm using a 2.2 rom. So, I'm hoping one of you can recommend an instant messaging app to try out.

    I've tried a few and can't find one I like.

    ebuddy: No froyo support
    Meebo: Blows. Constant disconnects.
    IM+: No longer supported

    What I need:
    1. AIM, Facebook, GChat, MSN
    2. Remain signed in 24/7
    3. Froyo support

    Any suggestions?
     

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  2. PearlRose

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    Out of current apps, I haven't found any to be fond of.

    However, I am waiting for Trillian to finish their Android App. I've been using it on my PC for years and was sad when they first said they weren't going to make one. But they gave in to their PC users with Android phones and are finally working on one.

    This is what they currently support platform wise: (sorry for the weird spaces: copy/paste)

    Available for All Editions
    Available for All Editions


    [​IMG] Astra
    [​IMG] AIM
    [​IMG] Yahoo!
    [​IMG] ICQ

    [​IMG] Windows Live (MSN)
    [​IMG] MySpaceIM
    [​IMG] Google Talk
    [​IMG] Jabber/XMPP


    Available for Windows Currently
    Available for Windows Currently


    [​IMG] Facebook
    [​IMG] Twitter
    [​IMG] Skype
    [​IMG] Bonjour

    [​IMG] IRC
    [​IMG] POP3 Mail
    [​IMG] IMAP Mail



    Edit: Oh and while it says windows only for FB chat, it looks like the Android App will do it.
    http://blog.ceruleanstudios.com/?p=1476


    • Connect to Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP and MySpaceIM
    • Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
    • Get notified easily with Android notification system integration
    • Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
    • Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
    • Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support
    • Support for Android phones as far back as version 1.6 – works with your good old T-Mobile G1 or the newest HTC Evo 4G or Motorola Droid!
    • We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!
     
  3. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Well-Known Member
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    Yeah. Trillian and Digsby are both products I've used on my PC, and both of them are working on android apps. I'm just looking for something to hold me over until then.

    I really liked ebuddy, but it causes my phone to reboot with froyo.
     
  4. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Well-Known Member
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    IMEasy might work, but it annihilates battery for me.
     
  5. yojoe600

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    since you are on 2.2 i have not found much hope since it is new... maybe they will update soon
     
  6. Asterdroid

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    Yeah. Seems to be the case. I sent ebuddy feedback an e-mail. We'll see what kind of response I get. I just don't want to go back to Meebo. That application is just garbage.
     
  7. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
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    yea i agree with you on that i use fring or ebuddy
     
  8. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Well-Known Member
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    fring doesn't have facebook, though, right?

    Can't wait for Trillian/Digsby...
     
  9. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
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    yea not yet i dont think but i use it for skype since ebuddy doesnt have it
     

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