Arstechnica | Google to roll out RCS messaging to US Android gadgets

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earlier this year, the business massive is now bringing its own RCS implementation to the USA, carriers be damned.

Google is rolling out RCS during the Google Messages app, Google’s 9th messaging app after Google Communicate, Google Voice, Google Buzz, Google+ Messenger, Hangouts, Areas, Allo, and Hangouts Chat. Customers of Google’s app will sooner or later see a notification to “Do extra with Messages,” after which they will be capable to “allow chat options” which is RCS. Google says it’s going to get started enabling this for US customers “within the coming weeks” and the provider will likely be “extensively to be had in the USA via the top of 12 months.”

RCS is beautiful lame as a messaging same old in 2019, however have in mind it is a substitute for SMS—the spec has been pushed via the carriers which are contributors of the GSMA. So you have to decrease your expectancies. RCS upgrades provider messaging with capability like typing signs, presence knowledge, location sharing, staff messages, longer messages, and higher media reinforce. Those are all issues you could possibly be expecting from any over-the-top speedy messaging app within the fashionable generation, however as a carrier-integrated substitute for SMS, those fundamentals are nonetheless no longer there but.

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