Android is soon going to get a major update as Google gears up to revive conventional texting with a new update. To amplify again the use of Short Message Service (SMS) platform, Google is bringing back SMS with its latest update in the form of Rich Communications Services (RCS).
Google’s blog announcing the update read:
“We’re taking a significant step towards making RCS messaging universally available to users across the world.”
In case you don’t know, RCS is basically an upgrade to SMS with high-end features incorporated in the conventional texting service. All the features like iPhones, iMessage, and WhatsApp will be inculcated as messages, multimedia, group messages, attaching maps and read receipts.
Bringing the new RCS technology to Android will be helpful in escalating the usage of SMS, which had been dimmed since a long time. All the functionalities of other messaging apps will be included in your SMS on the go.
“We’ll continue to update and improve Android Messages to bring new features enabled through RCS, such as the ability to search and share all types of content and easily access the messages that are most important to you,” says Google.
For RCS supported Android Messenger, Google is collaborating with leading Smartphone manufacturers and telecom companies including HMD Global, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, and Micromax. However, any finalized deal hasn’t been made public yet.