Hangouts SMS/MMS sync, happening?

Hi

I don't know if this has been discussed yet. But i just got my Nexus 5, yay!

So SMS and MMS is integrated into the hangouts app on Android now...

Will we see support for sending SMS/MMS from the hangouts extension in Chrome or even the Hangouts app for iOS any time soon?

I know that people in the US are able to get a Google Voice number, but this is unavailable for the rest of the world.

I think this would be the next logical step, to compete with things like iMessage and other messaging platforms, but in Google's usual way of supporting not just their own platforms but other platforms too (not including Windows Phone).

I'm pretty sure this will happen sooner rather than later.

Discuss!