Google Again Criticizes Apple for Not Adopting RCS for Messages App: ‘Their Texting is Stuck in the 1990s’

Google is continuing on with its crusade to convince Apple to adopt the RCS messaging standard, publishing a new “it’s time for RCS” blog post. Promoted heavily by Google, RCS or Rich Communication Services is a messaging standard that is designed to replace the current SMS messaging standard. It provides support for higher resolution photos […]

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Google Messages will soon let you react to messages with any emoji

Emojis are a fun way to react to someone’s message without typing those sentences. You can send a thumbs-up to appreciate something or send an open-mouth emoji to react to something shocking. As of now, Google Messages allows you to only use seven emojis: thumbs up/down, smiling face with heart-eyes, face with tears of joy, […]

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RCS group chats in Google Messages to soon get end-to-end encryption

The Google Messages app has been offering end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for one-on-one chats that are carried over RCS (Rich Communication Services) for the past two years. However, the same security isn’t available for group chats. Google had announced that E2EE will be available in RCS group chats “later this year,” but there’s no update on […]

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You can now reply to a specific message in Google Messages via RCS

Google is trying really hard to make RCS, an iMessage alternative for Android users, mainstream. It has added plenty of RCS-related features to the Google Messages app so far to make the service more convenient to use and to bring RCS in line with other popular messaging apps in terms of features. In its latest […]

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Apple continues to resist RCS, wants everyone to buy an iPhone

Apple has no intentions of ending the blue-green chat bubble war, which means that Android and iOS smartphone users alike will continue to have a sub-optimal messaging experience whenever they communicate cross-platform via SMS. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently had a conversation with Kara Swisher, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs at Code Conference. When […]

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Tim Cook would rather convert Android users to iPhones than adopt RCS

The discourse over messaging between Android and iOS users has been going on for years now and the green vs blue bubble debacle recently reached new peaks. Google launched an advertising campaign to get Apple to adopt the Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, but it seems that will not happen any time soon as far […]

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Android launches #GetTheMessage campaign to convince Apple to support RCS messaging

In the recent year or so, discussions about the whole green bubble versus blue bubble debacle have intensified. The discussion is that iPhone users who send and receive messages from Android users do not get a nice experience. This Thursday, @Android Tweeted about a new campaign for Apple to #GetTheMessage about RCS. I had to […]

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Google’s new publicity campaign tries to pressurize Apple into adopting RCS

Google kicked off a new “Get The Message” public campaign yesterday, attempting to pressurize Apple into adopting the RCS communication protocol for smoother messaging between Android smartphones and iPhones. RCS is the successor to the good old SMS and MMS standards. In a tweet regarding its campaign, Google directly called out Apple and said, “It’s time for […]

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‘It’s Time for Apple to Fix Texting’ Says New Android Website Pushing RCS Messaging Technology

Google’s Android team today launched a new “Get the Message” website that again calls on Apple to adopt Rich Communication Services or RCS for the Messages app. Google has been pushing Apple to adopt RCS for months now, with no response from Apple. RCS is designed to replace the current SMS messaging standard. It offers […]

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Samsung One UI tip: Enable Rich Communications (RCS) for messages

The Rich Communications (RCS) feature has been available in One UI for Samsung’s Messages app for some time now. The option is somewhat hidden inside the Settings app, but today we’ll tell you all you need to know to enable RCS and enhance your messaging experience. At least, where available. More on that later. First […]

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Google uses Drake’s new Texts Go Green song to pressure Apple into adopting RCS

The “green bubble” has become part of everyday vernacular – the term is so popular that it was featured in Drake’s 7th album Honestly, Nevermind, which was released on Friday. The third song is dubbed Texts Go Green and if you don’t know what that means, here is an explainer from an unexpected source – […]

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Sarcastic Android ‘Lyric Explainer Video’ Urges Apple to Adopt RCS in Messages

Google has urged Apple to adopt Rich Communication Services (RCS) in its Messages app in a “lyric explainer video” for Drake’s “Texts Go Green.” RCS is designed to replace SMS messaging and touts support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file size, improved encryption, and more. Google has advocated the new communications […]

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ZD Tech : Qu’est-ce que le RCS, le nouveau SMS prôné par Google ?

Bonjour à tous et bienvenue dans le ZD Tech, le podcast quotidien de la rédaction de ZDNet. Je m’appelle Guillaume Serries, et aujourd’hui je vous explique ce qu’est le RCS, le nouveau SMS prôné par Google. C’est un protocole de messagerie utilisé chaque jour par plus de 500 millions de personnes. RCS, pour Rich Communication System, est […]

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Google Exec Pushing RCS Adoption says He’s ‘Not Asking Apple to Make iMessage Available on Android’

Google for the last several years has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS, which is designed to replace the current SMS standard. RCS offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file size, improved encryption, and more. For the last few months, Google’s senior vice president […]

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Google Executive Wants to Help Apple Make Texts Between Android and iPhone Users More Secure

A Google executive is extending an open hand to help Apple adopt RCS, a new communication protocol called Rich Communication Services to iPhone and iPad, that would replace standard SMS and offer improved cross-platform messaging capabilities. In a tweet, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s senior vice president of Android, said that “group chats don’t need to break […]

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Messages by Google for Android default for RCS on Verizon

Back in 2018, we mentioned Verizon would be supporting RCS messaging beginning the following year. The carrier did offer RCS. RCS messaging features were soon made available on Verizon Pixel phones and more. Fast forward to 2021, Verizon is making RCS default with Messages by Google for Android. This means now that all three major […]

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All Three Major U.S. Carriers and Google Adopt Rich Communication Services, But No Sign of Apple Interest

For the last several years, Google has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS. RCS is designed to replace SMS, the current text message standard, and it offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file sizes, better encryption, improved group chat, and more. Verizon today announced […]

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Google Messages to bring RCS integration for Samsung’s continuity feature

Although Samsung’s Messages app features RCS (Rich Communication Services) integration, Google brought its own Messages app to Samsung smartphones. The app even features RCS and a One UI-like design, and it debuted with the Galaxy S21 earlier this year. Now, it has been revealed that Google could bring RCS integration for Samsung’s Continuity feature. According to […]

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