Google is going around carriers to bring next-gen texting to Android

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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • SMS sorely needs to get with the times.
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Comments • 674

  • sterling archer
    sterling archer  5 giorni fa

    This NEEDS to happen. It blows my mind that android still can’t send full res images out of the box natively, while iphones can. There should be some form of encryption, but oh well.. iMessage will still have to reign supreme.

    • Frank Castle
      Frank Castle  Mese fa

      Hope they fix the lag with this app, as well!

      • Francisco Pérez
        Francisco Pérez  Mese fa

        So, is copying iMessage but in an insecure way :-/

        • Pratish Vishwasrao

          can we send sms through internet and wifi ?

          • lil Lancer234
            lil Lancer234  Mese fa

            hopefully it can work without wifi and use it to text iphones

            • XSportSeeker
              XSportSeeker  Mese fa

              Another app, another fail. And yes, I know it's a new protocol, but Google made too many compromises to appease potential adopters, so many that current messaging apps already far surpasses whatever they offer with it. WhatsApp, if people don't know about it, has native, always on, end to end encryption. So the one thing RCS could take from it is already not there. The question becomes, once again, what is the fucking point Google? You wanna meaningfully enter, extremely late I might add, into some space? You need to not only offer everything the competition already does, but also introduce something better. Don't bother if you are not willing to do that.

              • XSportSeeker
                XSportSeeker  Mese fa

                Another app, another fail. And yes, I know it's a new protocol, but Google made too many compromises to appease potential adopters, so many that current messaging apps already far surpasses whatever they offer with it. WhatsApp, if people don't know about it, has native, always on, end to end encryption. So the one thing RCS could take from it is already not there. The question becomes, once again, what is the fucking point Google? You wanna meaningfully enter, extremely late I might add, into some space? You need to not only offer everything the competition already does, but also introduce something better. Don't bother if you are not willing to do that.

                • Deion Perry
                  Deion Perry  Mese fa

                  All Messages by Google/Android Messages really need is Google Account integration...

                  • Reanetse Moleleki

                    She looks like an adult, but she's sounds 10.

                    • Dmitry Bondar
                      Dmitry Bondar  Mese fa

                      My mane question is will Apple support this so you could finally be able to send/receive videos and pictures between iPhone and android without loosing the quality...

                      • Frances Wang
                        Frances Wang  Mese fa

                        One reason I can’t just change to Android now.

                        • theprince08853
                          theprince08853  Mese fa

                          Does anyone in the UK actually have this? If so, what city are you from?

                          • black Mercury
                            black Mercury  Mese fa

                            She sounds like an iPhone user, I already have all the cool features she said on my pixel

                            • sterling archer
                              sterling archer  5 giorni fa

                              black Mercury what network are you on?

                              • TechnoLadz Vlogs, Tech, Minecraft and More

                                I only use SMS if necessary, I mostly use either iMessage or WhatsApp

                                • top fun't
                                  top fun't  Mese fa

                                  Is this like iMessage on the iphone?

                                  • D Hools
                                    D Hools  Mese fa

                                    So... it’s iMessage but not encrypted....ok google (😂)

                                    • Smashfabe Games
                                      Smashfabe Games  Mese fa

                                      So it’s a shittier iMessage

                                      • James Day
                                        James Day  Mese fa

                                        It's already working in S.Korea

                                        • Rizky Kazuto
                                          Rizky Kazuto  Mese fa

                                          You mean like iMessage?

                                          • hyperdunker09
                                            hyperdunker09  Mese fa

                                            So this is googles version of iMessage

                                            • Tommy S
                                              Tommy S  Mese fa

                                              We have had for years with whatsapp or any other app so... what are you saying exactly?

                                              • Alcrian
                                                Alcrian  Mese fa

                                                Here's the thing: no one outside the US cares.

                                                • Brandon Reid
                                                  Brandon Reid  Mese fa

                                                  As a Glaswegian, I say fuck your Edinburgh ;)

                                                  • Reza Reinaldi
                                                    Reza Reinaldi  Mese fa

                                                    yeah it’s going to fail again. just like every google’s attempt in the past

                                                    • butterflyszn
                                                      butterflyszn  Mese fa

                                                      this is exactly why imessage is superior

                                                      • Spider7xx
                                                        Spider7xx  Mese fa

                                                        And why is this non sense important?

                                                        • phat56pat
                                                          phat56pat  Mese fa

                                                          Lol so it’s not secure sounds like android lol

                                                          • Varun Jain
                                                            Varun Jain  Mese fa

                                                            And loose all those "Good morning" greetings on my WhatsApp, No Thankyou !!

                                                            • awkc 63
                                                              awkc 63  Mese fa

                                                              Who cares?

                                                              • Ahmed Mudkip
                                                                Ahmed Mudkip  Mese fa

                                                                Arceus?

                                                                • Juice Box
                                                                  Juice Box  Mese fa

                                                                  Sounds like IOS....

                                                                  • Anthony Valdez
                                                                    Anthony Valdez  Mese fa

                                                                    Awww shit. Here we go again.

                                                                    • Dave W
                                                                      Dave W  Mese fa

                                                                      So basically apple iOS

                                                                      • otis
                                                                        otis  Mese fa

                                                                        a couple of years ago this would have been big

                                                                        • CorbettK42
                                                                          CorbettK42  Mese fa

                                                                          I've had this for like a year already in Ireland

                                                                          • Gandhi's Flip flops

                                                                            Why would I leave WhatsApp?

                                                                            • Lamia Mahpara
                                                                              Lamia Mahpara  Mese fa

                                                                              Nope. Don't ruin the essence of sms by including those read receipts, typing and all those other anxiety inducing things.

                                                                              • Our Fantasy Life
                                                                                Our Fantasy Life  Mese fa

                                                                                Unencrypted? Hot take: I'll stick with iMessage.

                                                                                • Milo
                                                                                  Milo  Mese fa

                                                                                  You gossiping about a high school boy will not interest a hacker

                                                                                  • Manav Singh
                                                                                    Manav Singh  Mese fa

                                                                                    I love Google's messages app but no one fucking use it 😿😿😿😿

                                                                                    • Versatile
                                                                                      Versatile  Mese fa

                                                                                      iMessage > anything

                                                                                      • kyle009 00
                                                                                        kyle009 00  Mese fa

                                                                                        I hate "read by".

                                                                                        • Nathan Daniel Saldana

                                                                                          Wow, I got so excited

                                                                                          • Sidney Johnson
                                                                                            Sidney Johnson  Mese fa

                                                                                            Finally. Now Samsung needs to do the same with their updates and tell carriers to go pound sand

                                                                                            • allthingsbgi
                                                                                              allthingsbgi  Mese fa

                                                                                              cute video!! :)

                                                                                              • Cameron S
                                                                                                Cameron S  Mese fa

                                                                                                Blue bubble or nah?

                                                                                                • r0mulyni2
                                                                                                  r0mulyni2  Mese fa

                                                                                                  As an Android user now, before when I had iPhone4 iMessage still the best whatapp is 2nd and Google text is same old s****t

                                                                                                  • MtecK 83
                                                                                                    MtecK 83  Mese fa

                                                                                                    In Canada everything work. Even group message between iPhones and Androids between me and my friends and yes messages are unlimited

                                                                                                    • Davi Ruela
                                                                                                      Davi Ruela  Mese fa

                                                                                                      Nobody uses SMS in South America either

                                                                                                      • NinjaClown
                                                                                                        NinjaClown  Mese fa

                                                                                                        Pretty sure Google messages has been this way for a while now.

                                                                                                        • Maharg Snilloc
                                                                                                          Maharg Snilloc  Mese fa

                                                                                                          y’all continue getting f*cked up the arse using google.

                                                                                                          • Francesco Varrato

                                                                                                            Without security, it's a no buy. Signal for instance already replaces sms & whatsapp in all its features, and the need for rcs seems only another way for Alphabet to spy on us

                                                                                                            • Harry Tee
                                                                                                              Harry Tee  Mese fa

                                                                                                              Ewwwwww Android

                                                                                                              • Jorge A. Nieves Feliciano

                                                                                                                WhatsApp has been mine and my friends' main messaging app for years now. Don't see that changing. It is the perfect app for non iMessage users imo.

                                                                                                                • news India
                                                                                                                  news India  Mese fa

                                                                                                                  Why not just use WhatsApp

                                                                                                                  • mr mann
                                                                                                                    mr mann  Mese fa

                                                                                                                    It's another Internet messaging thing Great

                                                                                                                    • MrDynastyd
                                                                                                                      MrDynastyd  Mese fa

                                                                                                                      Sprint has allowed for RCS for almost a year now...

                                                                                                                      • Brandon Nesmith
                                                                                                                        Brandon Nesmith  Mese fa

                                                                                                                        All carriers have it, but they haven't implamented it for all phones yet. My friend has a Pixel 3 and has RCS. I have a Pixel 2 but don't have RCS because Verizon hasn't enabled it on the Pixel 2 phones.

                                                                                                                        • Tidder T
                                                                                                                          Tidder T  Mese fa

                                                                                                                          meanwhile at apple inc. "WE INTRODUCED YOU, AN OVERPRICED SHITTY MONITOR STAND!"

                                                                                                                          • FrootLoop
                                                                                                                            FrootLoop  Mese fa

                                                                                                                            if there is one company I trust with new features, its google..

                                                                                                                            • Sam James
                                                                                                                              Sam James  Mese fa

                                                                                                                              But the beauty of sms is that people can't see when you're typing!? What excuse now is there for not responding to a message now goddamit

                                                                                                                              • Sam James
                                                                                                                                Sam James  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                @JB_onfire haha literally

                                                                                                                                • JB_onfire
                                                                                                                                  JB_onfire  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                  This was exactly my thought, you Professor X lol

                                                                                                                                  • Jobs mine
                                                                                                                                    Jobs mine  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                    Lmao who the heck uses sms, WhatsApp or messenger?? Lmao The Whole world uses iMessage. Don’t even have these apps on our phone. iMessage is the boss and America is the whole world.

                                                                                                                                    • Allen Mathew
                                                                                                                                      Allen Mathew  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                      It's not carriers being slow... SMS was a CASH COW ... I was surprised after I came to US how exploitative the call and SMS services are ... In India , we have moved on from SMS all together and most carriers have made available unlimited VOLTE calls and SMS, with 45+ GB of data at as low as 2 USD per month...

                                                                                                                                      • Ruben Medina
                                                                                                                                        Ruben Medina  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                        Apple should just make imessage for android with a monthly fee. I'll pay for that

                                                                                                                                        • Ruben Medina
                                                                                                                                          Ruben Medina  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                          No one's gonna use it and it'll be cancelled within 3 years like every other attempt

                                                                                                                                          • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE

                                                                                                                                            I don't know why Google doesn't take a page out of Apple's book and use thier dominance on Android and force manufacturers to adopt thier standards. If they forced Samsung to, in this instance, keep thier look so that "people know it's a Samsung" or whatever but base the app on Google's messages app. IMO everything Android should be based/built ON-TOP of Google's vision not different from the ground up

                                                                                                                                            • Andre Brown
                                                                                                                                              Andre Brown  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                              Wow. She’s terrible at this.

                                                                                                                                              • Denzel Dickenson
                                                                                                                                                Denzel Dickenson  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                Hey gurrlll

                                                                                                                                                • airrwalker
                                                                                                                                                  airrwalker  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                  Signal anyone?

                                                                                                                                                  • ★ glitcher32 ★

                                                                                                                                                    *DO NOT* trust Google!

                                                                                                                                                    • Luis Pertuz
                                                                                                                                                      Luis Pertuz  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                      just because iphone dominates in the US... and engadget appears to look no further away than US borders, it's really hard for you guys to understand that in other countries (not the US) carriers still charge SMS on a per message basis. Android is a cheap alternative and imessage is iOS only. Whatsapp and other message services are more ubiquitous and are far more popular outside the states. nobody uses SMS at all...

                                                                                                                                                      • Anthony Mclean
                                                                                                                                                        Anthony Mclean  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                        Nobody use sms in other countries because u have to pay still.. We stop paying 10 years ago... So again we still use sms because every phone has it.. Universal, rest of the world was forced to find a workaround

                                                                                                                                                        • Patrick
                                                                                                                                                          Patrick  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                          In Europe no one still use SMS. We just use Telegram and WhatsApp...

                                                                                                                                                          • Patrick
                                                                                                                                                            Patrick  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                            @kyle009 00 you're right, if you wanna use SMS go ahead, sorry

                                                                                                                                                            • kyle009 00
                                                                                                                                                              kyle009 00  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                              @Patrick oh come on the app is there for something. Just because u don't use it doesn't mean other people don't . That's like your way is the only way, and every other way is wrong

                                                                                                                                                              • Paul Cotton
                                                                                                                                                                Paul Cotton  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                That because there are so many different countries in close proximity. Your phone bill would be huge. In murica we we use sms on Android and iMessage on iPhone.

                                                                                                                                                                • Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                  Patrick  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                  @kyle009 00 oh I get it you're stuck in 2008, it's ok man, you'll get with the times sooner or later

                                                                                                                                                                  • Time Speed
                                                                                                                                                                    Time Speed  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                    I can do the same with whatsapp

                                                                                                                                                                    • Navin Kodag
                                                                                                                                                                      Navin Kodag  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                      she looks scary

                                                                                                                                                                      • PaZsoNa
                                                                                                                                                                        PaZsoNa  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                        *read receipts and typing indicators* wow Google is so innovative

                                                                                                                                                                        • Gurvir Shergill
                                                                                                                                                                          Gurvir Shergill  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm in Canada and already got this feature. It's pretty dope.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Gurvir Shergill
                                                                                                                                                                            Gurvir Shergill  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                            @Siddik Patel oh lmao. Personally, I don't really care much for it.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Siddik Patel
                                                                                                                                                                              Siddik Patel  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                              Gurvir Shergill 😂😂 he is talking about end to end encryption

                                                                                                                                                                              • Gurvir Shergill
                                                                                                                                                                                Gurvir Shergill  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                                @Lado Zhividze ?

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lado Zhividze
                                                                                                                                                                                  Lado Zhividze  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                                  Yea we can all read everything you are messaging also ..

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jeremy Neutron
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jeremy Neutron  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm surprised to see this person from this channel doing the review. Wasn't she heavily criticised for her previous reviews like Samsung Tab S4? I just couldn't find any credibility in what she's saying anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jo Po
                                                                                                                                                                                      Jo Po  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                                      Till now I haven't seen a competitor of wechat, if u in China you'll understand this

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ben Pouliot
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ben Pouliot  Mese fa

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jo Po wechat, line, kakao all beat what googles doing lmao