The new Google Hangouts app is fantastic, especially because its SMS integration works so well. With the latest update to 2.1, the Hangouts experience was improved even more with full integration between Hangouts and SMS conversations. However, it also brought with it a battery-draining bug. Some people have been noticing some pretty severe battery drain on their devices after installing the update.
Luckily, Google has already found the culprit and fixed the issue internally. The fix isn’t public just yet because it’s still in testing, but it should be released fairly soon as an update to the Hangouts app. Now we just have to wait for the update to be rolled out to Google Play. At least we know that Google has found and fixed the issue.
For those suffering from excessive battery drain, know that you have friends out there. Help is coming soon. And for those unaffected, be thankful you don’t have to deal with your device dying at a faster-then-normal rate. Have you felt the pain of the battery-draining bug?