Android Pokes Fun At Apple Over Its Lack Of RCS Support
Apple is very much keen to make sure that people use iMessage when sending and receiving messages and it’s a key differentiator between iPhones and Android phones — iMessage isn’t available on Google’s platform.
While that’s unlikely to change, Apple could include support for Rich Communication Services (RCS) for better operability and has so far refused to do so.
Now, Android’s Twitter account has used Drake’s Texts Go Green song to poke the bear.
RCS was originally designed to replace SMS and offers some of the benefits of iMessage including improved video and photo support as well as improved encryption. However, Google’s support of the feature isn’t replicated on iOS. Now, Android’s Twitter account has shared a video about the feature, backed by that Drake song.
The video goes on to say that “if only some super talented engineering team at Apple would fix this,” RCS support could come to iPhones. Apple is the only major player not supporting RCS right now, with carriers already on board and Android support already included.
Apple hasn’t so far said what it intends to do about RCS, but it likely knows that adding it would mean that iMessage wouldn’t have the advantage it currently enjoys. And that’s something it’s likely to try and avoid.