RCS Stories September 12

RCS is the next big attempt spearheaded by Google to improve messaging on Android, and today Samsung has announced that it is working with Google to ensure that its messaging app works properly with RCS and Android Messages.

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RCS Stories July 6

Google last month introduced the highly anticipated ability to send and receive texts from the web. The feature reflects how Google is centering its messaging future around Android Messages and ultimately RCS. That standard, long touted as an upgrade to SMS, is finally getting adoption from all the key players around the world and users are closer than ever to benefiting from it.

But as the world makes this shift, it can be a bit confusing to see what distinguishes Google’s Android Messages app and the RCS standard. Oh, and what’s that “Chat” thing I’ve heard about?

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RCS Stories June 29

Oreo has been slowly rolling out to various Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants over the last several months, and now it’s T-Mobile’s turn. But this update involves more than just a firmware update, it also includes support for RCS Universal Profile 1.0, allowing for richer communications between carriers.

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RCS Stories June 7

While the Executive Branch is warming up to Chinese companies like ZTE following the reversal of an export ban, Congress is continuing to scrutinize US companies working with China. The legislative body is now particularly focusing on a Google and Huawei partnership announced in January to push RCS adoption.

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RCS Stories April 19

Over a year ago, Google announced that Android Messages would be preloaded by 20+ OEMs as the official RCS client. Now, Google is finalizing its RCS partnerships with carriers and OEMs and will be calling the RCS standard “Chat.”

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RCS Stories January 18

Recent weeks have seen Huawei’s attempts to enter the U.S. cellular market flounder, while there might be more trouble ahead related to 5G development. Regardless, the Chinese smartphone maker is pressing on with a new Google partnership to make Android Messages the default RCS client on its devices.

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