took away the functional and simple gtalk app and replaced it with the cluttered, useless "hangouts" app.
I have actually never been this upset with something google has done. And they've made some big mistakes in my time.
I can't view a simple list of which of my contacts are online. Starting a new conversation is now a handful of steps where it was once just one click. I have no desire to do messaging and video chat with the circles I've added on G+.
I don't even use G+ much anyway, because the public has pretty much spoken on that social network. Their response was pretty universally"no thanks brah, im good". Trying to force your failed product into the Google services people actually do use, such as the android market, is going to piss off a lot of your user base and likely more than a few paying customers.
I want my gtalk interface back and I want this +Google+
takeover of my android device to cease. I'm worried that next they're going to take away my phone calendar and make me navigate through a the G+ "events" interface.
They used to make things simple. +Google+ Help