The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:Meet the world's first SMS and MMS app with tabs.
It's the fastest way to text.
You can group chat easily, send and receive photos quickly, and switch between chats with a single touch. Hello is a streamlined way to text: no inbox, no clutter, no ads. Just you and your conversations.
Hello replaces your default SMS and MMS app by creating a deep integration with your phone that makes tabbed texting a seamless experience.
• Engadget: "My favorite texting app so far."
• Cult of Android: "Hello SMS may be the best SMS app ever developed."
• Lifehacker: "A beautiful app with a unique tabs-based interface. It's gorgeous and minimalistic."
• CNET: "One of my favorite apps"
|Read your contacts||Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history||Internal|
|Precise location (gps and network-based)||Can use user's precise location||Internal|
|Can use user's precise location||It appears this app uses this data for market/customer analysis|
|Take pictures and videos||Can use camera or flashlight on the phone||Internal|
|Change network connectivity||Allows applications to change network connectivity state.||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Full network access||Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for mobile analytics|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes|
|Read phone status and identity||Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||Internal|
|Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||It appears this app uses this data to identify users for market/customer analysis|
|Send sms messages||Can send SMS messages||Internal|
|Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage||Can write to your phone's USB storage||Not analyzed yet|
|Receive text messages (sms)||Can receive SMS messages||Not analyzed yet|
|Retrieve running apps||Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device||Not analyzed yet|
|Edit your text messages (sms or mms)||Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.||Not analyzed yet|
|Read your own contact card||Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.||Not analyzed yet|
|Read your text messages (sms or mms)||Can read SMS messages||Not analyzed yet|
|Receive text messages (mms)||Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages.||Not analyzed yet|
|Draw over other apps||Can create alerts on other apps or parts of the user interface||Not analyzed yet|
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