iMessage vs. Google’s new SMS update: Can the Android messaging app to take on Apple? – CNET

iMessage vs. Google’s new SMS update: Can the Android messaging app to take on Apple? – CNET

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Google is rolling out RCS-SMS for Android mobile phones, the similar to Apple’s iMessage feature. 


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Google is finally, replaced traditional SMS-text-messaging more Apple iMessage-like the SMS option, which offers read receipts, the ability to message over Wi-Fi or mobile data, and the ability to you can leave group chats. The enhanced SMS is powered by technology called RCS stands for ” Rich-Communication-services, and begin to roll out Thursday, Google said. Most of the Android users in the U.S. will get the new SMS features by the end of the year. 

While the RCS-powered SMS will be Android phones, SMS functions, which are similar to Apple’s iMessage function, the two are not exactly the same. Here are the differences between Android RCS, SMS, and Apple’s iMessage, with additional information is below. 

Google RCS messaging vs. Apple iMessage

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Feature Google RCS message Apple iMessage
Chat via Wi-Fi or mobile data Yes Yes
Send and receive high resolution photos and videos Yes Yes
See, when someone is typing to you Yes Yes
See, when people receive your messages Yes Yes
Name group chats Yes Yes
Add or remove people from groups Yes Yes
See, if people in a group, read the latest news Yes Yes
Encrypt messages No Yes
You create to share a profile with your name and photo with other No Yes

Android RCS messaging

Android is replacing the 25-year-old SMS (the Short Message Service) SMS Protocol with RCS, the user with the ability to chat via Wi-Fi or mobile data to see when someone is typing to you, and see, read receipts, according to a Google blog post. Users are also in group chats, add or remove people and groups, and you see, when people have seen in the group, the latest news. 

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Android-the new RCS-chat function, you can see the name of the group messages, add and remove members to, who is to enter and see who read the latest news. 


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in contrast to Apple’s iMessage and other messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, Android RCS SMS to offer no end-to-end encryption of the message ensures that only the sender and the recipient can read it, Sanazen Ahari, director of product management for Google communication services, CNET’s Rich Nievasaid. 

Android to roll out this messaging functions at the beginning of this year in the UK, France and Mexico (“We will continue to work to bring this to every news around the world,” Google says). The use of RCS, and have both your phone and your wireless service provider to support it. In October, the four major US wireless providers-Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint-joined together, to the cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative, an Initiative for the standardization of RCS starting with Android in the year 2020. 

Google does a slow rollout, so only about 1% of the US Android phones to get the update on Thursday, while most of the others will see the new messaging features until the end of 2019. Android users can turn on RCS by opening the Android news app and enable chat functions (the app), a request to do so. Once RCS has been rolled out, you will be able to use the messages app, as you normally do, and if you message someone who has enabled the feature, the new type of messaging to be enabled. You can SMS, if you choose.

Apple iMessage

Apple’s messaging app combines SMS with the company’s own IMessage platform that for the first time in 2011 with iOS 5. The company adds new features to messages with all of the major iOS release, an effective method to users in the Apple ecosystem. Apple’s iMessages platform includes the same features as the RCS messaging, as well as the end-to-end encryption, the ability to create a profile with your name and photo to share with other iMessage users, and the ability to add Memoji label messages. 

currently, you can with iMessage on each iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac. 

Apple-and Android-messages will Be to work together? 

no, at least not for now. Google RCS, SMS will not make a difference in the Apple-Android-text-interaction, unless Apple decides to support it on iPhones, Ahari said CNET — and it is unlikely that Apple will do this. So, you’re still a green bubble, I’m sorry.


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