Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?
A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.
Dissatisfied with Apple's Messages? There are other messaging apps for iOS to choose from. And while they might not be able to completely replace Messages, they could teach it a thing or two.
Facebook has blocked MessageMe, a new mobile messaging app, from access to the Facebook API so MessageMe users can no longer load their lists of Facebook friends into MessageMe.