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New Google site begs Apple for mercy in messaging war

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New Google site begs Apple for mercy in messaging war

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Google is tired of losing so badly to iMessage, so it wants Apple to adopt RCS.

Google hopes public pressure will get Apple to adopt RCS, a minor upgrade to the SMS standard that Apple uses for non-iMessage users.

Worldwide, iMessage isn't that popular (people tend to like Whatsapp), but in the US, iMessage is enough of a cultural phenomenon to have Billboard Top 100 songs written about how much it sucks to have a green (SMS) iMessage bubble.

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Author / Journalist: Ron Amadeo

Category: Technology

Topics: Google Tech

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Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-08-09, 22:18:18

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 274 words

Reading Duration: 2 minutes read

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News ID: 1517863

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