Samsung acquired RCS operator NewNet Canada back in November, and the South Korean manufacturer is now integrating NewNet's technologies into its own phones.
Users have reported seeing the RCS support option sprout up in Messenger for Google's settings panel.
Canadian wireless carrier Freedom Mobile has confirmed that it now supports RCS features in Android Messages.
Refusing to offer default end-to-end encrypted messaging — nevermind doing so across platforms — in 2018 is technological malpractice.
Google senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer has said in a new tweet that the company is willing to help Apple make RCS messaging on iPhones a reality.
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