RCS

iMessage Suffers From Slow Development Pace, Poor Choices: MacWorld

Apple's decision to keep its iMessage platform exclusive to it own devices has actually made the messaging app a failure. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a story detailing how this distinction between green and blue chat bubbles has caused social pressure among teens and young people. The blue and green bubble debate highlights a...

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Support RCS Messaging, Pressured by Carriers

The Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol is seen as the next evolution of SMS messages, allowing for richer messages, including the ability to send audio messages, high-resolution images, group chats, read receipts, typing indicators and more. The push for RCS has been coming from operating system providers Google and Microsoft, with support from major OEMs...

Google Expands RCS Messaging to Android Users Worldwide

Google has today announced that it is expanding its Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging for Android to 27 more carriers and device manufacturers around the globe, an initiative to add more dynamic features like group chat, high-res photo sharing, read receipts and typing indicators as defaults to the native Android Messages SMS chat app, TechCrunch reports. "Carrier...

Samsung Acquires Canadian Company NewNet To Bolster Messaging 

It’s been a busy week for Samsung. First, the company announced that its acquiring car tech veteran Harman in order to better compete with Apple and Google on the connected car front. Now, according to a new report from CNet, Samsung has also revealed that it’s acquiring NewNet Communication Technologies, a messaging company that can […]