Send SMS through your Android phone via you Android Tablet with TexTab SMS

So you have an Android phone and you also have an Android tablet. It just has to be a pain when you’re steadily working away on the tablet and you hear that text message *chirp* *chirp* which you try to ignore, but you just can’t. So you put down the tablet and pick up the phone, just to see an SMS that could have waited.

Well, to take away the annoyance of having to juggle the 2 devices over a test message, XDA member howettl has created an app that you can install on your Honeycomb tablet, although he says Android 3.0 is not required. The application connects over bluetooth to your android phone. See below the application features:

  • Honeycomb optimized, though not required
  • Push menu button to connect devices via bluetooth, with option to select a device to automatically connect to in settings
  • Conversation threads use your Google contact information to display contact info
  • Widget with button to enable/disable service, and displays connection information

With-in the XDA thread the dev does go into detail describing the known bugs. Also giving you information on future development, and taking feature requests. So head on over to XDA-developers, and download the zip file for your Android tablet for a bit of beta testing of the app.

[via xda]

About the Author: Adam Johnson

Adam was born and raised in Florida. Once a grown man traveled around the country working as a contract 3D mechanical designer. Finally settled in Gainesville, FL doing the same work in a permanent position for a global medical device company. His interest in mobile devices started with his Motorola Q9h which sported Windows Mobile 6.1. Unfortunately he was captured by the enemy and owned an iPhone3G for a short while, but that didn't last long through some dealings with the mobile carrier at the time. Finally he found a happy secure place among the Android community, starting with his HTC EVO 4G and hasn't looked back. All during his time with these various smartphones, he's dug deep into them, hacking away to get the best performance he could, all the while making his devices unique. As new Android devices are always on the horizon, he can't say what his next device will be, but he is Android for life, and his passion for all things Google will stand fast.

  • Alan T

    Just tried it between an HTC Sensation and an Acer Iconia A500.
    Devices won’t connect to each other though they recognize each other.

  • Guest

    battery life?