SMS Popup is the one stop app for, well, SMS popups. As soon as you get a text message, SMS Popup creates a well placed popup dialog. You can view the message in your inbox or reply to the message directly, without leaving whatever it was you were doing. SMS Popup also specializes in customization of notifications, sounds, vibrations, and LED settings. Furthermore, the app even takes care of marking the message as “read” after you reply to it.

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Without a doubt, the functionality of SMS Popup is extremely useful. In addition, the developers have just added an update with bug fixes, the ability to view and reply to multiple messages, and a user interface makeover. The latter part of the update brings a “Holo” styled theme and full support for Ice Cream Sandwich. Download “SMS Popup from Google Play for free here.

It’s safe to say that, now that manufacturers are beginning to push out Ice Cream Sandwich devices, the developers are following through and updating and creating apps with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind. Now that we are all living through an Android “update”, how do you think the three sides are handling it (Google, Manufacturers, Developers)? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.
  • Mikhail

    Is using SMS Popup + Stock messaging app better than using Go SMS which functions as a Messaging app by itself and also has popup notification with quick replies + customizable buttons?

    • AndroidBrian

      It depends what u want…. If u like ur stock SMS app, SMS pop up is the way to go. If you dislike your SMS app go with go SMS.

      Its not really better or worse. SMS pop up is more light weight than GO and uses less ram. But you can also run GO in light mode so it really just comes down to preference.

      I’ve used SMS pop up forever. I used GO with my gs2 t989 because SMS pop didn’t work well with that phone. Can’t go wrong either way there both great

      • is

        Have you tried Popup Notifications? Its doing similar work as the SMS Pop, but has some improvements over it, like Lock Screen integration, popup scrolling, while it support extra free themes!
        It really works great with stock sms app!

      • 821510854

        Yes, that’s right, I just need a app to pop up SMS, no other functions are needed, that’s why I choose SMS pop up rather than go

  • Nick

    I’m using message alert instead. I’m sick of SMS popup showing repeat messages.

  • is

    Nice, its new app, right? Good luck!
    In Popup Notifications, you don’t have such issues with duplicate messages and it is going to support notifications from other sources, like system notifications, social networks or gmail!

  • Ian Walker

    I just got a Galaxy S4 the other day and downloaded SMS popup yesterday and I’m liking it but its confusing and aggravating. I’m trying to put specific ringtones to contacts and I did and it kinda had been working and I think I fixed it. But now I put a single notification tone and its ruined everything! The notification tone is downloaded and overriding the other contact specific tones when i get texts. ( on top of the already not working tones i had been trying to use) I’m using SMS popup, GO SMS pro, and Zedge (free ringtones app. Its amazing!) Can someone PLEASE HELP ME!