The blue iMessage bubbles, a long timestamp of Apple supremacy has a new partner in town, Google RCS.
In a blog post, Google announced they are rolling out Google RCS (Rich Communication Services) and gave us new information we didn’t know, here is how they described it:
In short, RCS isn’t a new app, it simply builds off of the current framework within Android and the Google Messages app. It differs from normal SMS since now, you can send and receive messages without requiring a cellular connection and when you only have a Wifi connection.
RCS supports things that iMessage does like read receipts, full image size support, stickers and more. But unlike iMessage, RCS does not have end to end encryption meaning your messages aren’t scrambled making it easier for hackers to gain access.
Is RCS enough to get people to switch? Definitely not, the ideal world, Apple bringing iMessage to Android, which will never happen. People stick with their Apple devices simply for it, Apple migrating a key Apple feature to their biggest rival is only a dream that will not come true.