Google claims that Apple is “using outdated messaging technology to send text messages with Android,” in an attempt to get the Cupertino company to adopt the Rich Communication Services (RCS) format in communications between Android and iOS , rather than being stuck in the era of pagers.
Messaging communication between Android and iOS systems is possible, but not homogeneous. This is due to the format used by both companies, which creates so-called green bubbles.
Google has been trying for some time to get Apple to introduce Rich Communication Services (RCS) for chats between Android and iOS users via Messages and iMessage instead of SMS/MMS.
The Mountain View company ensures that these communications are not encrypted, pixelate photos and videos, or disrupt group conversations. All this because Apple “uses outdated messaging technology to send text messages on Android.”
That’s why he insists on his strategy that Apple “gets the message,” and the special website he launched last year explaining the drawbacks of his system is now being followed by a supposed new device from his competitor, iPager.
The iPager isn’t real, but it reinforces Google’s idea that RCS is better than SMS. This device is a pager or pager (the “pager” or “beeper”), which was popular in the 1990s because it allowed short messages to be received and displayed on a small liquid crystal screen.
Google introduced the RCS protocol in its Messages application in 2019, an evolution of SMS that allows users to send various messages and files without relying on operators as it uses mobile data or WiFi. A year later, end-to-end encryption began to be used.