Excellent news for Android followers in the present day. Google Messages goes to be the default messaging app on Samsung handsets within the US. That’s an enormous win for shoppers, and an excellent larger win for Google and their RCS messaging commonplace.
The most important shock right here is that Samsung not makes use of its personal Samsung Messages app by default. Samsung has typically created its personal, self-branded apps that aimed to repeat the entire performance of Google’s inventory apps, however typically fell in need of the mark.
Now everybody within the US who buys a Samsung handset can have the advantages of RCS messaging by default. These embody typing indicators, the flexibility to share larger high quality photos, and issues like learn receipts. You understand, all of the issues that any fashionable messaging service ought to have.
In an announcement to The Verge, a spokesperson notes, “To create the absolute best messaging expertise for customers — with a richer, extra participating communication expertise that’s constant throughout platforms — Samsung is now making Messages the default messaging app for Galaxy S22 collection customers worldwide, giving them even higher capabilities.”
Are you aware who isn’t utilizing RCS but? Apple, who appears to be in no hurry to undertake the brand new messaging commonplace. It could be good for Android and iPhone customers to textual content in concord, with out the differing coloured bubbles however that utopian supreme appears a good distance off.
Anyway, even when Apple doesn’t take part, having Samsung undertake Google Messages because the default messaging app on its handsets is a win for customers. Having all Android units within the US utilizing Google Messages, and RCS, lastly means all Android customers have a contemporary messaging system by default. And that’s no small factor.