It began with a tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, with the strain steadily growing over time. Now Google has raised the stakes within the messaging mayhem, including a “get the message” web page to the Android area.
Noting that the continued strain isn’t about bubble color — though, for those who’re on Android it’s common to get point out of Inexperienced bubbles out of your Buddies — it’s concerning the person expertise. A message between iPhone and Android customers with any media, or in group chats “works” however not brilliantly. SMS isn’t safe, Media is compressed and you’ll’t see who has learn what.
The variation of RCS universally, would enhance messaging expertise for everybody:
Apple turns texts between iPhones and Android telephones into SMS and MMS, out-of-date applied sciences from the 90s and 00s. However Apple can undertake RCS—the fashionable business customary—for these threads as an alternative. Fixing the issue with out altering your iPhone to iPhone conversations and making messaging higher for everybody.
Google has even gone to the prolong of noting that Whatsapp and Sign are messaging choices that don’t have this inherently damaged setup. It’s straightforward to level the finger at Apple, however when iMessage is such a drawcard to the Apple platform, why would they alter it to make non-Apple customers expertise higher?