Verizon to Make Google’s Messages Default App on Android Devices From 2022

Verizon to Make Google’s Messages Default App on Android Devices From 2022


Verizon Communications will make Google’s Messages the default messaging app on all Android units it sells beginning subsequent yr, the US wi-fi service stated on Tuesday.

With that transfer, Verizon would be a part of friends AT&T and T-Mobile US in propping up competitors to Apple’s iMessage service.

Alphabet-owned Google’s Messages comes with options related to these in iMessage, utilizing Rich Communication Services (RCS) expertise to exchange SMS-based texts.

Apple’s iMessage is restricted to customers who use the corporate’s units, and the iPhone maker has not but indicated any plans to lengthen the characteristic to Android customers.

With RCS, customers can ship and obtain high-quality images and movies, chat over WiFi or mobile information and know when messages have been learn, amongst different options.

Earlier this yr, AT&T and T-Mobile introduced they might make Google’s messaging app because the default one on all their Android units.

“Customers utilizing Verizon’s Message+ app may also get full entry to RCS capabilities by the top of the yr,” Verizon stated in a press release.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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