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Google 'feels unhealthy' for iPhone customers over iMessage RCS snub, apparently

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Google’s ongoing efforts to show the court docket of public opinion in opposition to Apple’s persistence with its proprietary iMessage tech now consists of expressing sympathy for iPhone customers lumbered with an app most of them love.

Hiroshi Lockheimer says he feels unhealthy for iPhone customers as a result of Apple refuses to embrace the Wealthy Communication Companies (RCS) protocol utilized by the Android inventory Messages app.

Because of this, conventional texting between iPhone and Android customers stays a messy expertise with blue and inexperienced bubbles all around the store, in addition to the absence of correct reactions and skim receipts.

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Lockheimer, Google’s senior vp of platforms and ecosystems, believes iPhone customers at the moment are coping with degraded options and safety when texting with Android customers due to the pitfalls of conventional SMS, which makes use of the identical historical mobile infrastructure as cellphone calls.

Movies and pictures shared between iPhone and Android customers look horrible and Google sees the answer as Apple dropping iMessage and embracing RCS. Apple is aware of that customers love iMessage and possibly get pleasure from the truth that Android customers don’t have it, a few of the time. Lockheimer, chatting with 9to5Google, reckons its time for Apple to cave.

“Because you talked about Apple, I’ll simply point out, they discuss how privateness is a human proper and the way vital that’s to them. I really feel like, “look right here’s a expertise that’s accessible now…” Now I simply really feel unhealthy for the iPhone customers who’re going to expertise the degraded options, it might be nice if they may convey that to them,” Lockheimer informed the positioning.

“And higher safety for them as effectively. You realize Android customers are advantageous, they’re texting one another with complete safety and all that stuff, and now it’s sort of weird as a result of now once they work together with iPhone’s we’re going to need to take care of a degraded safety expertise.”

Would you like Apple to collapse and embrace RCS for the nice of messaging concord? Or are you an iPhone person who will get a kick out of getting a means higher messaging app than your Android friends? Tell us @trustedreviews on Twitter.

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