Google is Set to Replace SMS with Their New App
Google has started rolling out their new Chat messaging service which is set to replace the default messaging app on Android phones. The chat will feature things like group texts, videos, typing indicators and read receipts, which are not available when sending SMS texts. It will be the phone operator company’s decision to include it in the device or not. Google has been developing the app for some years now but only recently let it out for testing.
The default messaging app on Android smartphones – Messages – is still a comparatively basic SMS client. Google has tried several times to launch its own feature-rich mobile messaging app, but its attempts have failed to win over a large audience. On Thursday, the company said it was “pausing” development of its latest effort – Allo – which was launched in 2016.
Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp and iPhone’s iMessage are much more advanced with more modern features than Android’s default Message app. Rather than try to launch yet another messaging app, Google has been working to integrate a new messaging standard with its Android operating system. To develop Chat, Google has worked with more than 50 mobile networks including Vodafone, T-Mobile and Verizon and manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and Huawei.
Once Chat rolls out worldwide, Android users will be able to take advantage of the advanced features when messaging other Android users. Google has stressed that Chat is not a new Google app. Since RCS is a communications standard, it is up to individual mobile networks and phone-makers to switch on the functionality. US mobile giant Sprint is already providing Chat functionality, while Rogers in Canada has also switched on the service. Samsung, which already replaces Android’s default messaging app on its devices, will integrate RCS with its own software.
“RCS continues to be a carrier-owned service,” said Anil Sabharwal from Google. The company said it expected the functionality to be widely available on Android phones within two years.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org