Google announced a handful update today and we hope that you have already noticed that in your android phone. Well, yes the default SMS App Google offers is now known as Android Messages instead of Messenger.
Also, the app is supported by a group of carriers and Google itself too through which you can send multimedia messages, read receipts and variety of emoticons too! It works same like normal chat apps like Whatsapp or even iMessage.
In an official statement, Amir Sarhangi, Head of RCS at Google mentioned that app is going to be renamed because
Android Messages is becoming more like Android itself: an industry effort spearheaded by Google, but with other stakeholders involved.
The app can be downloaded from the Google Playstore for Free and app will be updated directly without people waiting for software to update. Several android manufacturers including LG, Motorola, Sony, HTC, ZTE, Micromax, Nokia, Archos, BQ, Cherry Mobile, Condor, Fly, General Mobile, Lanix, LeEco, Lava, Kyocera, MyPhone, QMobile, Symphony and Wiko, along with Pixel and Android One devices have agreed to its usage and name update.
Apart from renaming the default messaging app, Google also announced to take carriers on board for the adoption of Universal Profiles for RCS. The wireless carriers include Sprint, Rogers, Telenor, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Globe, and Vodafone. It’s odd to see nothing for Samsung in this update by Google.
Samsung has been making Android Phones since decades and is known for its worldwide customers. On the other hand, there is nothing for Apple too here! In the carrier’s list, we cannot find Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile too. Well, it shows the complicacy of the new update by Google when the major chunk of the market is not being entertained through Google’s update.