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Google launches Android chat service, to replace SMS

Google launches Android chat service, to replace SMS

This leaves Android Messenger as the sole consumer messaging platform left for Google. He speculates, "By the end of this year, we'll be in a really great state, and by mid-next year, we'll be in a place where a large percentage of users [will have] this experience..." Just to name a few, there's been Google Hangouts, Google Voice, Google Allo, Google Talk, and Google+.

In the near future, Google, smartphone manufactures, and the mobile carriers will begin to push out Android Messages front-end and back-end updates to bring "Chat" to fruition. Built on RCS, the platform will deliver a default Android messaging experience that includes features like read receipts, typing indicators, group texts, full resolution pictures and video. Now, Google is finalizing its RCS partnerships with carriers and OEMs and will be calling the standard "Chat". As outlined by The Verge, Chat is basically an upgrade to SMS that is based on Rich Communication Services (RCS), a new standard that is better than SMS is several ways. You'll be charged for data, rather than from your (likely unlimited) SMS allowance, and if you're messaging somebody without Chat installed, it'll show up as a traditional, boring SMS. It won't be end-to-end encrypted, so those of you that value security may want to stick to something such as Signal. Much like SMSs, Chat messages will also be visible on any device irrespective of the carrier they are hooked on to. Google+ launches in 2011 with Huddle and Hangouts Video, offering two new ways to begin messaging people. The GSMA estimates that RCS services can account for a $74 billion market by 2021.

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Justin Uberti, Principal Engineer at Google, also tweeted that we can expect the first desktop web interface for texting soon and the team is looking to add more Android Message features including smart replies, clearer organization, Google Photos integration, better search and more 'expressiveness'. It's working on a project that will replace SMS messaging as we know it. Google's Allo didn't make the rounds and then the company invested in Dou, which surprisingly did quite well for the giant. According to him, this can not be implemented without the partnership of carrier-operators and OEMs. This would be using a different technology and for that reason, the chat is not that secured as Apple's own iMessage app. There will also be a web client version that will allow Android users to message from nearly anywhere. Anil Sabharwal-who is leading the RCS effort at Google-admitted to The Verge that "RCS continues to be a carrier-owned service, so legal intercept and other laws that exist that allow carriers to have access to the data continues to be the case".


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