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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Galaxy A7 (2018) update brings support for Google RCS

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is more than two years old at this point, but it is still getting updates that bring more than just new security fixes, probably because it was not just your usual mid-range phone when it launched (it was the first Galaxy phone with three rear cameras). One such update is now […]

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Google Messages and Discover Feed are native to Galaxy S21 series

Apart from unveiling the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung also announced its extended partnership with Google during the Unpacked 2021 event yesterday. The company said that it is bringing Google Nest integration into SmartThings and the SmartThings dashboard to Android Auto. A part of that announcement also mentioned that Google’s Messages app and Discover Feed will […]

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Samsung Messages receives Google RCS Chat support

Google has started rolling out RCS globally. End-to-end encryption is ready for some devices and we can expect more OEMs will also support the system. For one, Samsung Messages has begun adding support for it. Google RCS Chat is now supported on Samsung Messages. This means the instant messaging app is more secure than ever. […]

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Samsung starts adding support for RCS in its stock messaging app

RCS (Rich Communication Services) is a huge step forward in terms of text and multimedia-based communication on smartphones. Samsung promised implementation of RCS four years ago, but it is only now that the company is bringing direct support for RCS in its stock messaging app on Galaxy devices. Some users have spotted receiving prompts inside […]

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RCS support reaches Galaxy A50 but global outlook remains bleak

The Galaxy A50 isn’t just one of Samsung’s best-selling smartphones from 2019, it’s also among the best-supported devices from the company’s mobile portfolio. Which is saying something, given how strong Samsung’s after-sales game has been in recent times. Yet a year and a half after its debut, the Galaxy A50 continues to impress – most […]

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Samsung and Google bringing wider RCS support to Galaxy phones

Although Samsung had announced third-party app support for the Galaxy Z Flip’s Flex Mode during the launch event, the feature only recently arrived on the foldable phone. As a part of that announcement, the South Korean firm also announced that it is enabling RCS support on more smartphones, in partnership with Google.Yes, it’s a little […]

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RCS comes to Your Phone app but only through Galaxy S20

Rich Communication Services (RCS) has long been hailed as Android’s answer to Apple’s iMessage. But we have yet to see all the devices and carriers implement this and so we’re not yet seeing its full potential. The Your Phone app from Microsoft has been around for a couple of years and it is now bringing […]

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Galaxy S20 supports RCS messages on Windows 10’s Your Phone app

Microsoft and Samsung have long been partners for various projects. The former company’s cloud storage and document editing apps have been a part of Galaxy devices over the past few years. Now, the firms are collaborating to bring support for RCS (Rich Communication Services) messages on Windows 10 computers via the Your Phone app, starting […]

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