Android user inadvertantly sends picture of his junk to mother, blames SMS app


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SMS apps are a dime a dozen in the Google Play Store. It’s one of the luxuries Android users have been enjoying for what feels like decades now. But not all SMS apps are created equal. Many of them feature different UIs, come with their unique bugs, and behave differently than others.

One Android user discovered that the hard way after using “hello”, a free SMS replacement app available on Google Play. While attempting to send a picture message to his mother of a new car he was interested in, he accidentally clicked a picture of his junk he had stored on his phone. What he didn’t know is as soon as tapped, the hello app will immediately send off that pic to its recipient, without the ability to preview or choose a different one.

A slight oversight by the hello developers? Sure. But as the Android user mentions in his Reddit post, it’s going to be one hell of an awkward Thanksgiving.

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. That’s effed up on so many levels

    1. API levels 14-19 to be exact

  2. I knew Chris wrote the article before I even opened it lol

  3. I’m pretty sure his mom have seen his junk before .

    1. Exactly. I don’t know about you, but I think 90% of guys have been “caught” at least once in their life.

    2. Not to be gross, but I’m pretty sure a lot has changed from when he was 5. O_o

      1. Lucky

      2. We don’t know that for sure lol

        1. But now his mom does.

  4. just…lmao

  5. I send pics of my junk to my mother all the time

    1. I do, too. She said “hi,” by the way.

  6. Funny as hell. His junk in the attic, right? lol. OK probably not.

  7. LOL that is user error not app error

    1. It’s both. He clicked the wrong picture, but the app sent it immediately. That isn’t proper functionality. I’ve never had any SMS app do this, and email obviously doesn’t work that way either.

      1. Well what if it is? I mean this has happened to everyone at some point in time.

        1. Sent the wrong “something” to someone? Yes, that has happened. But not like that. It was always a user error and not a functionality error when I sent the wrong thing to people.

  8. IN a unrelated matter is to whoever has Google glass is it worth $1500?

    1. It’s not. I wouldn’t even say it’s worth half that. $200 – $300, sure. $1,500? Not a chance.

      1. I was contemplating it but google dropped the bomb on me by allowing me to buy it but $1500 before 7 days is over? I got the $$$$ thats pressure tactic is unnerving though might just buy me a Samsung ATIV tab 7 instead though

    2. A couple of porn studios have actually purchased Google Glass. No seriously, it was hilarious watching them shout out voice commands while porking lol

      1. Google Glass: Going where no camera has gone before

      2. I don’t know how this makes me feel.

        1. Its a beautiful thing, you’ll get to watch a new type of porn. Heck the porn industry have always been pioneers for tech related things when you think about it (VHS, streaming etc). It’s the revolution.

          If glass doesn’t take off in the consumer market, it’ll always have a niche market in porn. It’s all good.

  9. Interesting that you include a download link to said app after pointing out a glaring fault on it. Rest assured, I will not be downloading it!

    1. Only reason is because I gave it a shot and it’s actually REALLY nice. So much, it’s become my new default SMS app on my Nexus 5.

      Just gotta delete all my d-pics. O_o

      1. Are you referring to hangouts?

        1. Nah, the “hello” SMS app. You should give it a try.

        2. I actually use Hangouts for my SMS over the HTC messaging app. I don’t mind Hangouts at all.

  10. He sent it to his mother? BFD. There are far worse people he could have sent it to.

    1. Like who? Jesus?

      1. His girlfriend’s dad.

        1. Yeah. That would be a bad one.

        2. Or mom :-/

      2. people whose respect is questionable

      3. His boss.

  11. It must have been a small file….. Cricket

    1. He took a pic so he could zoom in.

  12. he’s embarrassed because it hasn’t grown since his mom was changing his diapers

  13. Lmao. The developer shouldn’t allow it to just send right away like that though.

  14. hangouts sms its a mess too… thanks to god that i dont use sms since no unlimited

  15. Well we know thanksgiving at that table will be fun. Son please pass the junk. I mean the carrots. I said carrots.

  16. The reddit post is pure gold, guys. I was laughing my ass off to it last night.

    (phandroid got ninja’d by FB??)

  17. So I guess he won’t be getting a new car anytime soon.

  18. Oedipus complex just in time for Thanksgiving.

  19. He should have known the app did that. I wouldn’t have used the app in fear of sending something stupid to the wrong person. Like if you were out partying and you send pictures of you drinking to your boss. LoL!!

    I don’t think he’s in the right blaming the app. Had he sent the right picture, would he still been upset that it doesn’t give you previews of what you’re sending? No? Then hush!! LoL!!

    I clearly have no soul when I’m hung over.

  20. At least it’s not his girlfriend’s junk…. That’d be terminal

  21. Nothing to see here folks. His mother seen the junk before. Just be glad his voice recorder didn’t catch his mom singing the song ‘it’s a small world after all’.

  22. Question: What kind of an idiot would keep a picture of their own junk on their phone? Sure, I’d keep a picture of my lady’s parts for those long boring meetings at work, but my own? Snap the picture – send – delete. Duh.

  23. I wanna c what it looks like? It is probably not that bad…lmao!~

  24. can you say “cockward”

    1. LOL i swear comment’s like these are why i keep reading the comments section. ROFL

  25. I think WhatsApp works like this. Not a fan.

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