In the last year or more, there is a lot of talk about SMS RCS (Rich Communication Service) successor, but there are few ways to act. But this is about to change.
Looks tired of overloading operators and mobile phone manufacturers, Google is providing users of RCS with messages in the UK and France. After Google took control of RCS, the service could become the iMessage version of the company soon, and that means that consumers will be able to experience it earlier than they would expect.
RCS boost will begin later this month. While only Android users in the UK and France will be able to take advantage of the service for the time being, there are plans to bring it to other parts of the world "all year round".
As reported by Verge, RCS will not be forced into users, but instead will be available on the basis of opt-out. In the Android Messages app, users will be able to switch to RCS chat, and in new phones, users will be asked during the initial setup process to choose who they prefer to use.
Google takes control of RCS The situation is great news for anyone who wants to test the new protocol but has one drawback. Google's RCS implementation does not include end-to-end encryption, although it's something that can be added even further. Critics will question whether it is right for Google to take control of a protocol that had to be decentralized, but this is something that will probably be lost by the excitement of using RCS.
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