Samsung and Google have collaborated to bring Chat to Samsung Messages. Now, Samsung users no longer have to wait for carriers to enable RCS in their countries to use the next-gen messaging protocol.
A teardown of the latest Messages beta app suggests Google could soon roll out the ability to send “reaction texts,” just like iMessage.
A report from a Korean publication and an examination of the Samsung Messages app reveals the company is working with Google to enable Duo video calls from within the messaging app.
The RCS standard is about to take a big leap forward with Verizon confirming support for it in early 2019.
Phone and carrier compatibility issues have made rolling out RCS a pain in the butt. Google's now taking matters into its own hands to do something about it.
Google is also working closely with carriers to make RCS ubiquitous on Android, and one way of doing that is taking a hub approach that makes it easier for carriers to connect to one another.
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