April 19, 2024

RCS on iPhones: what does it imply

  • Earlier than we get to that, let’s speak about how RCS in iPhones makes an enormous distinction for cross-platform messaging. RCS mainly turns your easy SMS/MMS messaging expertise right into a “wealthy” one with good options corresponding to sharing full-res images and movies, learn receipts, and extra.
  • It’s one thing like WhatsApp however in your common messaging app. Google Messages already helps this, and it’s been wanting Apple to do undertake it as nicely for iMessage.
  • Quickly iPhone and Android customers will have the ability to message one another correctly with out having to resort to the previous SMS model. This, nevertheless, doesn’t finish the blue bubble-green bubble debate as that gained’t change even with RCS.
  • iMessage will proceed to stay a separate service unique to iPhones, and never allow any cross-platform messaging there.

Carl Pei on iPhone RCS help and Nothing Chats

Nothing CEO Carl Pei posted on X (Twitter) about Apple’s determination saying that it’s “Good for shoppers, competitors, and innovation.” Pei additionally responded to a query about Nothing Chats nonetheless being within the pipeline. Pei mentioned, “Yeah whereas that is nice, it doesn’t clear up the blue bubble vs. inexperienced bubble situation.” 

That is one characteristic that Nothing Chats has, and it undoubtedly does convey the iMessage expertise to Android. However the app can be restricted when it comes to availability with a launch scheduled just for the US, Canada, UK and EU on Friday. And it’s just for Nothing Cellphone (2). It isn’t clear if Nothing will broaden this to extra gadgets sooner or later. 

However even should you don’t have a Nothing telephone, it is possible for you to to speak along with your iPhone buddies higher by subsequent 12 months.