It was during the opening conference of the conference Google I/O 2022 that the North American company left a direct “need” to the competitor Apple. For the research giant, the restrictions imposed by the iPhone manufacturer make no sense in 2022, especially given the advantages provided by the RCS (Rich Communication Service) format.
We remind you that the RCS format has replaced, or rather increased, the capabilities of traditional SMS, traditional text messages. In practice, equating messages with communications made on platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, among others.
Google highlights the 500 million users of the RCS platform
Google said during the opening keynote of I/O 2022 that there are currently more than 500 million active users of the RCS messaging platform. A protocol that Apple continues to refuse to adhere to, maintaining the exclusivity of its iMessage messaging service.
It should be noted that thanks to RCS, “typical” SMS can thus benefit from end-to-end encryption, animated features, audio files, images, as well as other functions found in the most popular messaging and instant communication apps such as the aforementioned Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.
Apple continues to rely on the iMessage service on its iPhone and iPad
They’re your 💬 s. So let’s keep them private. messages by @Google ensures your privacy with full end-to-end encryption. Another example of how RCS delivers better, more secure messaging.
— Android (@Android) May 11, 2022
Google did not spare Apple criticism during the presentation of the capabilities of the RCS standard, fully integrated into Android 13, another of the main novelties of the opening conference. There, the search giant pointed the finger at Apple for its stubbornness in rejecting this advantageous pattern for users.
Note that so far Apple insists on not replacing traditional SMS’s on its Apple iPhone and iPad by the RCS standard, which is already very much in vogue in the United States of America and also in Europe. Instead, the Cupertino giant continues to “push” its users to the iMessage service, exclusive to its platforms.
In this way, iPhone users end up losing functionality when communicating with Android users through traditional text messages, SMS. Something that, however, should not change in the near future. the snippet can be seen here on YouTube.
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