Google: without RCS, Apple is stuck in the 90s

The very first commercial SMS, Merry Christmas! was sent on 3 December 1992 by software engineer Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis, a Vodafone executive. 30 years later, SMS has lived well, but it’s high time to move on, according to Google. And the other thing is none other than RCS, heavily promoted by the search engine and a good part of the industry.

It will soon be possible to attach reactions to the RCS bubbles. Google has also enabled end-to-end encryption for group messages. Features are also available in Messages when two Apple device owners chat with each other.

Only “a good deal”? Yes, there is a small village that still resists the attacker Rich Communication Services, it is of course Apple. ” Most of the mobile world uses RCS “, Google writes, ” but there is one company that is dragging its feet. After 30 years of texting, it really is about time “.

All major carriers and manufacturers have adopted RCS as standard… except Apple, sorry Google. ” Apple refuses to adopt RCS and continues to rely on SMS when people with iPhones send messages to Android smartphones. Their messages are blocked in the 1990s “.

This is the relentless attack by Google against Apple on the RCS file, after a big summer offensive that didn’t bear fruit. Last October, rebel eight, and still zero movement at Apple. Asked about the subject, Tim Cook preferred to be ironic and recommended buying an iPhone.

Tim Cook prefers to sell

Tim Cook would rather sell iPhones than integrate RCS into Messages


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