Google%u2019s New Messenger App Lands on Google Play | Droid Life. Is the new Google Messenger App, like material girls, more style than substance? It looks like a child's birthday party decoration, with balloons and happy faces; but, is it really easier and better to use? I still haven't signed on to the pretty new Android interface. I am not using the new Google Calendar (no pinch and zoom), or the new GMail, (no real benefits I can see, other than integration with the calendar, which i get already with Boomerang). So, I am keeping plain old Messaging for now. What do you think?