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Rich Communications Services for better Android messaging




If you own an iPhone, you know how convenient it is to use iMessage as a common messaging platform for iOS devices, even a Mac. For Android, you’d have to resort to third-party apps for online messaging or else, you only have Short Message Service or SMS. But, that’ll change soon.

Google will bring an enhanced, native messaging service to more Android devices. They just announced that 27 more carriers and manufacturers, including local telcos Globe and Smart, and local OEMs Cherry Mobile and MyPhone, have signed on as partners for Rich Communications Services (RCS).

RCS is an initiative to add dynamic features like group chat, high-res photosharing, read receipts and typing indicators as defaults to the Android Messages (formerly Messenger) chat app. This means that signed partners will pre-load Android Messages to their future devices, replacing the basic messaging app.

What would this mean for Android users? Well, if things go well, users will have a better messaging experience like receiving alerts instantly, interactive messages, and also the ability to send a message to other Android users without the need to jump to another app. If you can recall, Google also has over-the-top messaging apps like Allo and Duo.

Google said that it will be showing off examples of RCS messaging at Mobile World Congress next week.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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10 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    sir, do you have an idea what processor does smart postpaid S7 edge processor comes with? Exynos or Snapdragon? Salamat ????

  2. zeeck says:

    I haven’t tried yet the Snapdragon but they say that its the exynos. It can multi task better and leave your previous apps open. just check out this link.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233f0ewFWGk

    • mark says:

      thank you sir. i guess we have no choice because we are provided with the exynos version. does it also charge fast or support quick charge sir?

  3. zeeck says:

    they say its Exynos, cant really say first hand because we don’t have snapdragons here. But based on reviewers Exynos can multi task better and leave previous application open better than SD
    try to check this link below,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233f0ewFWGk

  4. zeeck says:

    they say its Exynos, cant really say first hand because we don’t have snapdragons here. But based on reviewers Exynos can multi task better and leave previous application open better than SD
    try to check this link below,

  5. rgeeko says:

    I do not see Smart Telecom as a partner. What was the source of this info?

  6. Lnotem says:

    So para po syang built in fb messenger (because it can send messages via net) plus sms? Dahil sinabi nyo na sa future phones ng nabanggit na brands, How about the older devices? What can we do para magkaRCS? And is it available na ba ngaun?

    By the way, thanks for the info Above…

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