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Google FINALLY is going to fix Android Messaging. iMessage competitor coming soon


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 4 months ago '17        #1
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Google FINALLY is going to fix Android Messaging. iMessage competitor coming soon
 

 
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Google's rollout of RCS chat to Android devices has been slow, and you can blame that partly on the carriers. As the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support one at a time, compatibility has been patchy at best. Now, though, Google is ready to take matters into its own hands -- the internet giant will offer RCS services to Android users in the UK and France later in June, giving them an opt-in choice through the platform's Messages app. The company's Drew Rowny explained it to The Verge as a sort of peer-to-peer end run around the carrier-driven model.

Rather than rely on a central server (as with Apple's iMessage), Android Messages quietly pings each participant in a chat to see if they support RCS. If they do, you get high-quality media, read receipts and other perks that come with the technology. Google does pass messages through its servers (though they're deleted as soon as they're delivered), but this is ultimately a decentralized approach that doesn't require carrier support or put full control in one party's hands -- it's the app that enables RCS.

The weaknesses of RCS remain. It's not end-to-end encrypted, so it's viable for an intruder to read your messages. It's also tied to your phone number, so you don't have the iMessage-style ability to chat on non-phone devices. And when Google handles RCS, it'll need to temporarily retain attached files as well as data like the phone number and IMSI. The company said it was "committed to finding a solution" for secure chat, however, and texts won't disappear into a void if you switch to a phone that doesn't support RCS.

This doesn't mean that Google has finally licked the RCS problem once and for all. It doesn't have a timetable for bringing the chat technology to other countries, and Apple hasn't shown interest in supporting RCS itself. The rollout beats waiting for providers to take action, mind you, and it might spur them to add RCS so that Google doesn't have too much power. Either way, your Android texts could become livelier in the near future.



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This is dope but it's loooooong overdue. It's crazy it took them this long to prioritize messaging.
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 4 months ago '14        #2
UnclePhilOH16  176 heat pts176
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Good took long enough
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 4 months ago '11        #3
Anti  11 heat pts11
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Catch up green bubble gang
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 4 months ago '04        #4
Fresh Beats  3 heat pts3
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It's still another year away from being a year away.

I already switched back to an iPhone and iMessage is significantly better.
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 4 months ago '15        #5
Black Larry  4 heat pts4
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Am I gonna be able to see video that's not blurry from my iPhone friends. Sheesh. No disrespect but my friends aren't Caribbean so they don't have what's app
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 4 months ago '07        #6
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we keep hearing this, over and over again....countless pumpfakes.....at this point i wont believe ish, till i actually see it on my phone.

google has been fcking up messaging for years
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 4 months ago '07        #7
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 iswerve said
we keep hearing this, over and over again....countless pumpfakes.....at this point i wont believe ish, till i actually see it on my phone.

google has been fcking up messaging for years
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 4 months ago '05        #8
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Already had RCS for years. One of the few things Sprint has done right.
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 4 months ago '17        #9
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 Fresh Beats said
It's still another year away from being a year away.

I already switched back to an iPhone and iMessage is significantly better.
Nah it won't take that long. The carriers aren't involved and the tech is already in place. It's more about testing and implementation now. They're already past the point of coding the app. France and the UK are getting rcs in the next 2 weeks.

I have an iPhone and iMessage is good, but iOS is still pretty bad. 13 will be better but there are still a bunch of legacy issues that will probably never get fixed. Most people only use texts and social media on their phones tho so they don't really see these OS flaws.

 4 months ago '19        #10
Angry Yam  215 heat pts215
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Androids Lmfaooo
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 4 months ago '15        #11
KING SOULJA  42 heat pts42
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iPhone still better. Better luck next time
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 4 months ago '17        #12
justin747  53 heat pts53 OP
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 Angry Yam said
Androids Lmfaooo
I wish I could block your lame a*s from this thread.

You just had a baby and yo thieving a*s spends your days in here instead of being a dad. And yo BM still looks like Mookie Blaylock, you purse stealing piece of sh*t.


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 4 months ago '19        #13
Angry Yam  215 heat pts215
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 justin747 said
I wish I could block your lame a*s from this thread.

You just had a baby and yo thieving a*s spends your days in here instead of being a dad. And yo BM still looks like Mookie Blaylock, you purse stealing piece of sh*t.


Androids
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 4 months ago '17        #14
justin747  53 heat pts53 OP
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 KING SOULJA said
iPhone still better. Better luck next time
Soulja Boy's game system ran android tho....

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 4 months ago '17        #15
justin747  53 heat pts53 OP
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 Angry Yam said
Androids
Raw dogging ugly chicks and reproducing



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 4 months ago '19        #16
Angry Yam  215 heat pts215
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 justin747 said
Raw dogging ugly chicks and reproducing



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 4 months ago '04        #17
Fresh Beats  3 heat pts3
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 justin747 said
Nah it won't take that long. The carriers aren't involved and the tech is already in place. It's more about testing and implementation now. They're already past the point of coding the app. France and the UK are getting rcs in the next 2 weeks.

I have an iPhone and iMessage is good, but iOS is still pretty bad. 13 will be better but there are still a bunch of legacy issues that will probably never get fixed. Most people only use texts and social media on their phones tho so they don't really see these OS flaws.
I definitely like android more overall but I can see why people stick with IOS. Will RCS work across apps like Textra and Pulse?
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 4 months ago '17        #18
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Feds reading emails and text messages now I see
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 4 months ago '17        #19
justin747  53 heat pts53 OP
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 Fresh Beats said
I definitely like android more overall but I can see why people stick with IOS. Will RCS work across apps like Textra and Pulse?
Should work. Textra and Pulse and all other sms apps should be able to implement RCS into their apps, and it should work with everything else that uses the same RCS protocol.

 4 months ago '04        #20
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glad they finally stopped waiting for carriers who like to drag their feet. sounds like it'll be a while still before it hits North America.

also, im a*suming texts with iphone users are still going to be the same since imessage doesnt use RCS either. just will be a lot better between android users
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 4 months ago '16        #21
Ghostface Killa  8 heat pts8
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Ya, so they can record all your text messages too. Google gets no love
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 4 months ago '05        #22
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They not gonna do sh*t. iMessage>>>>>> everything.

 4 months ago '17        #23
justin747  53 heat pts53 OP
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 Daddy Black said
They not gonna do sh*t. iMessage>>>>>> everything.
 KING SOULJA said
iPhone still better. Better luck next time
Being a fanboy for a company that don't give a flying fu*k about you in 2019.....







You n*ggas should be happy google is doing something. This is only gonna make Apple do more sh*t with iMessage to compete.

But nah... Yall would rather be a cheerleader

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 4 months ago '15        #24
KING SOULJA  42 heat pts42
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 justin747 said
Being a fanboy for a company that don't give a flying fu*k about you in 2019.....







You n*ggas should be happy google is doing something. This is only gonna make Apple do more sh*t with iMessage to compete.

But nah... Yall would rather be a cheerleader

iPhone >>> Android
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 4 months ago '18        #25
Proffesor X  45 heat pts45
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Didnt know messaging was this serious. I actually like the messaging system on my Samsung.

Am I missing something?
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