android

Google wants iPhone to adopt RCS and end the differences between blue bubbles and green bubbles. Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Google’s campaign to talk Apple into supporting Rich Communications Services in iMessage continues. The Android-maker introduced a new website Tuesday that claims that because iPhone does not support RCS it lacks “modern texting standards” and causes unnecessary problems.

Apple has long resisted RCS, choosing instead to reserve the best benefits of its messaging software to iPhone users.

Blue bubbles vs. green bubbles

If an iPhone receives a text from another Apple user, it shows up in a blue bubble. But texts from Android users show up green. And many of the features of iMessage don’t work with green bubbles.

Cross-platform texting can lead to “blurry videos, broken group chats, missing read receipts and typing indicators, no texting over Wi-Fi, and more,” according to Google.

The Android-maker created the Get The Message website to put pressure on Apple. It complains that iPhones turn messages from Androids into SMS and MMS messages, which it calls “out-of-date technologies from the 90s and 00s.”

Google wants Apple to move toRich Communications Services, which it says would bring “high-resolution photo and video sharing, read receipts, emoji reactions, better security and privacy with end-to-end encryption and more” to Android users exchanging texts with iPhones. Apple users already have these benefits as long as they’re exchanging texts with other iPhone users.

iPhone support for RCS is really about Google vs. Apple

Apple has resisted adding RCS support for the same reason Google desires it: competition between the two companies.

Google wants better cross-platform messaging not out of the goodness of its heart but because it would likely increase the number of people switching from iOS to Google’s Android OS. Obviously, that’s not in Apple’s best interest.

A whopping 88% of U.S. teens own an iPhone and are accustomed to the full benefits of blue bubbles. There’s peer pressure to not use Android as this can cause problems for everyone in group chats.

And it’s not just teens. The CEO of a popular startup says that entrepreneurs seeking funding from venture capitalists are less likely to get it with texts that appear in green bubbles.

If Apple adds RCS support to its software, the cross-platform differences would go away, along with one of the reasons to get or stay on iPhone.

TECH NEWS RELATED

How to Get a Currency Conversion Using Your iPhone's Camera

In iOS 16, Apple added a built-in currency conversion feature to the Camera app. This article explains how you can use it. When Apple released iOS 15 in 2021, it introduced a Live Text feature that can automatically recognize text that appears in your camera’s viewfinder, allowing you to copy ...

View more: How to Get a Currency Conversion Using Your iPhone's Camera

Compared: Parallels Desktop 18 vs VMWare Fusion

You can get Windows onto an Apple Silicon MacBook Air. AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. If you need to run Windows apps on an Apple Silicon ...

View more: Compared: Parallels Desktop 18 vs VMWare Fusion

Multiple Health Benefits of Chocolate, Red Wine, and Apples When Consumed in the Right Amounts

Summary: Optimal intake of B-type procyanidins, a class of polyphenols found in apples, cocoa, and red wine, is linked to metabolic and the hormesis of hemodynamic responses. Source: Shibaura Institute of Technology B-type procyanidins, made of catechin oligomers, are a class of polyphenols found abundantly in foods like cocoa, apples, ...

View more: Multiple Health Benefits of Chocolate, Red Wine, and Apples When Consumed in the Right Amounts

Google Accidentally Launched the Redesigned Home App, Here’s the APK

Google On October 4th, Google announced a stunning redesign for its Home app. This redesign is supposed to enter public preview in a few weeks. But Google accidentally sent an incomplete and slightly-broken version of this redesign to select users. And you can test it yourself by installing the ...

View more: Google Accidentally Launched the Redesigned Home App, Here’s the APK

Super-accurate Apple Watch Ultra GPS blows away older model in test

During its “Far Out” event, Apple introduced three new Apple Watches, one of them, the Apple Watch Ultra. This new wearable features a massive 49mm display with a titanium finish. It also offers a few new tweaks, such as a better built-in GPS. A Reddit user showed how this ...

View more: Super-accurate Apple Watch Ultra GPS blows away older model in test

14-inch MacBook Pro is irresistible after $400 discount

Save 20% on the 14-inch MacBook Pro. Photo: Apple Apple’s powerful yet compact 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro is down to $1,599 on Amazon. That’s a massive $400 off its MSRP and its lowest price in the last 30 days. While the 2021 MacBook Pros are frequently discounted, you rarely ...

View more: 14-inch MacBook Pro is irresistible after $400 discount

Apple Seeds Eighth Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The eighth beta comes following the seventh public beta and it corresponds with tenth developer beta released earlier this week. Public ...

View more: Apple Seeds Eighth Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Exclusive: SunnySide Teams Up With Gardening YouTuber To Make Their Farming Game More Realistic

Google Pixel Needs 60 Years To Sell As Many Smartphones As Samsung Does In A Year

Apple Watch SE (2022) review: Perfect for smartwatch first-timers

Usual suspects complain about App Store price hikes outside US

How to pair AirPods with Android, Windows, Nintendo Switch

How to Add Widgets to an iPhone Lock Screen

The iPhone 14 Pro could be a gaming beast, but something is holding it back

Google to Pay $85M Settlement in Arizona User-Tracking Case

Made by Google: What to Expect From the Pixel 7 Event

Google Chrome is the most vulnerable browser in 2022

Giant Monster War, a real-time strategy game where you conquer the world, is out now on Android and iOS

10 Best Free Image Recognition Apps for iPhone

Apple releases watchOS 9.1 developer beta 4

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News