• Google Plans To Provide RCS Chat Directly To All Android Users

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Google essentially sees RCS messaging as an Android equivalent to iMessage, and it's ready to push it forward on its own, as carriers haven't really been bending over backwards in order to do so.
    RCS is aimed to replace SMS messaging, and considering that relationship between carriers and smartphone manufacturers have been delaying the proper release for RCS, Google has decided to take over.
    The company will offer RCS messaging to Android users in the UK and France later this month. In time, RCS should become available to all Android users, and thus act as an Android alternative to...
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  • Google is about to replace SMS with something better

    Google is about to replace SMS with something better

    1 month ago - By Tech Radar

    Google has been talking for a long time about replacing simple SMS messaging with RCS to offer a more WhatsApp-like experience from your basic messaging app, and now, finally, it's about to make the move. At least, it is for users in the UK and France. According to The Verge in conversation with Google, the company will offer RCS to those in the UK and France later in June. It's able to do this as it's going to use its servers to offer RCS directly - previously it was working with mobile networks to get them to support it, but progress was slow, so it's cutting out the middleman. RCS will...
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  • Google is bringing RCS messaging to users directly instead of waiting for carriers

    1 month ago - By Beta News

    There has been much talk about SMS successor RCS over the last year or so, but there has been little in the way of action. But this is about to change. Seemingly tired of carriers and handset makers dawdling, Google is bringing RCS messaging to Android users in the UK and France. With Google taking control of RCS, the service could become the company's version of iMessage before long, and it means users will be able to experience it sooner than they might have expected. See also: com uses clever entrapment technique and accuses Google of stealing...
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  • Google Is Not Waiting For Carriers To Rollout RCS Chat

    Google Is Not Waiting For Carriers To Rollout RCS Chat

    1 month ago - By Ubergizmo

    As many of you have heard, Google is attempting to redefine the humble text message with RCS. The upside to this system is that it will offer an enhanced texting experience that is universal across multiple devices. It is also meant to challenge the likes of Apple's iMessage which is only exclusive to iOS devices. However, the only problem with the new RCS system is that Google has been waiting for carriers to rollout the feature, but unfortunately, it seems that carriers are taking longer than they should. So much so that according to a report from The Verge, Google seems to be taking...
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