What you need to know
- We asked our readers if they would like iMessage on Android or RCS support for iPhones.
- 76.5% think Apple should adopt RCS support in iMessage.
- Remaining votes are in favor of Apple bringing iMessage to Android.
Apple's iMessage has been a hot topic once again in the Android space after the company was called out for using its messaging app as a "bullying" tactic. Google exec Hiroshi Lockheimer once again invited Apple to adopt RCS, which he calls the "industry standard for modern messaging," instead of creating an iMessage app for Android.
This week, we asked our readers if they would prefer Apple to create iMessage for the best Android phones or if the company should support RCS for better interoperability when texting Android smartphones. Out of more than 2700 responses, over 75% voted that they would rather Apple bring RCS support to its app.
One reader, deltatux, notes how neither of Apple or Google's messaging apps are widely used outside of the United States, but bringing RCS to iMessage would still be in line with Apple's desire to keep its app platform-specific:
Another reader, hmmm, thinks agrees that adopting RCS would be the better way to go, but cautions relying on Google for anything related to messaging:
For now, Apple hasn't exactly responded to Google's invitation to support RCS, but its silence on the matter speaks volumes. At this point, we probably shouldn't get our hopes up.
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