Apple to Adopt Messaging Standard for Better Communication with Android Devices

Google praises Apple's move and pledges to work together.
23 November 2023
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Apple plans to finally bridge the gap between iPhones and Android devices by adopting a new messaging standard. 

This move comes after years of refusing to allow seamless texting between the two rival platforms. While iMessage will remain exclusive to Apple devices, the use of rich communication services (RCS) starting next year will enable features like read receipts across operating systems. 

Apple's decision to embrace RCS has been met with support from Google, who has long urged the iPhone maker to adopt the technology. 

Additionally, the European Union has applied pressure on Apple to ensure fair competition in the messaging market.

- CyberBeat


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