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    Default Why I deleted bbm from my galaxy siii

    1. Data Hog.
    Since msgs are sent from bbry servers, BBM for android is always running, chugging data
    2. Battery Hog.
    See #1
    3. Lack of features at launch. (android)
    It lags painfully behind in terms of features. No video chat, file sending within the app is limited in size and type, even the native txt msg app does more for what I need.
    4. No one I know uses it.
    If I want to chat with complete strangers, I can hop on Internet forums or simply txt random phone numbers.
    5. Security
    Since I don't work for the cia or msg my account numbers, I don't worry about pics of my kids or a grocery list falling into the wrong hands. Even though I've never heard about something like this happening, every high ranking ceo and secret agent CB forum member seems to think it's the best feature since the click screen on the bbry storm.

    Basically, I found bbm exactly as I left it 5 years ago when I owned a bbry, useless.

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    The biggest one here is number 4. If all your friends used it I doubt you'd have deleted, regardless of the other perceived drawbacks.

    If 4 changes, you'll probably download it again.

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    Oh well, the apps not for you.

    Can't say I've found the app data hungry and the point is to have it running. It's a messaging app
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    I'm not 100% sure but I don't think the app is using that much data. Yes is running in the background but because the messages are pushed to you're pin not pulled by the phone I think the communication between servers and you're phone is minimal so not that much data used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyphreak View Post
    1. Data Hog.
    Since msgs are sent from bbry servers, BBM for android is always running, chugging data
    Pls. explaing how the BB servers changes anything in regards to the dataflow or should cause the BBM app to use more data than bare minimum.

    I don't have an Android device to install/test, but iOS devices uses APNS and I certainly would expect the Android version to use GCM, meaning the device will receive a notification from GCM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvj View Post
    Pls. explaing how the BB servers changes anything in regards to the dataflow or should cause the BBM app to use more data than bare minimum.

    I don't have an Android device to install/test, but iOS devices uses APNS and I certainly would expect the Android version to use GCM, meaning the device will receive a notification from GCM.
    Most of this guys guesstimate instead of getting the facts first, that is a common ground around here.


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    I don't remember the exact usage sorry but when it was installed it hovered at the top of the list of apps for data usage. Battery usage was up there too.

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    I will check my wife's s4 to see the usage , yes there are limitations between the versions. But we knew there wasn't going to be video chat.

    Most common response from my iPhone friends is they don't like the UI and have a few bugs. Android folks mostly love the app.

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    Not to mention 3. As it stands right now, for android anyway, BBM is a glorified txt msg app. After all that time and hype you think they could release a complete product. But that's black "just wait it's coming" berry for ya.


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    My BBM list went from 10 to 86 in last 2 days. All my coworkers, agent managers, club managers and djs in the city hopped on BBM. No need for text messaging and what's app anymore! ::bbm dance smiley face::
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    @philly I understand what you are saying, but in my circle of friends we use groups a lot and bbm does those well. We can have a calendar, pictures are separate and not within a chat Window and it is quick.

    Also I checked my wife's phone and so far she has 1.25 mb of data usage from bbm and using 20 mb of resources. Haven't noticed a change in her battery.

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    Always that one person
    Difficult, Never pleased.

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    OP is right.....It is a good battery drain on ios. did a test with deleting it and re-installing. You can notice battery drain. That is something that needs work on the next update.
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    You didnt like it, you didnt use it. Its as simple as that. Let the IM market ultimately be the judge of BBM's fate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvj View Post
    I don't have an Android device to install/test, but iOS devices uses APNS and I certainly would expect the Android version to use GCM, meaning the device will receive a notification from GCM.
    The Android version unfortunately does NOT use GCM, it simply runs in the background. Hopefully that'll change soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niklow View Post
    OP is right.....It is a good battery drain on ios. did a test with deleting it and re-installing. You can notice battery drain. That is something that needs work on the next update.
    Keep in mind that most apps use more data just after being installed as they make their connections and set up. After a few hours it should settle and not really use that much data. This is what most apps do and not just BBM.
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    As I stated in the op, I don't use it (deleted) I also know that this is (supposed to be) the place to discuss all things bbry. Thanks.

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