RCS messaging rolling out worldwide

  1. ironass
    KitKat Jun 18, 2019

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019

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  2. ironass
    KitKat Jul 12, 2019

    ironass , Jul 12, 2019 :
    More info on Google's RCS on Messages which has begun rolling out in the U.K. and France. Google has stated that it is their ambition to complete a worldwide roll-out in 2020.

    As for the U.S. carriers, such is their power that Google is allowing them to choose whether they implement the RCS, "Chat", feature or not as some U.S. carriers want to retain their own versions and control over them... such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. We shall see.


    T-Mobile also uses its RCS implementation via the feature Advanced Messaging, but again, this is not Universal Profile. As of June 2018, T-Mobile supports Universal Profile 1.0, which it's slowly rolling out to devices. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were first in line.

    With Universal Profile 1.0, users get some features such as larger file transfer and 100 participants group chats, but this is limited between T-Mobile subscribers. T-Mobile is working with Google to implement newer Universal Profile standards soon, but as of May 2019, it hasn't implemented a global connection. T-Mobile also confirmed that the Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL, Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e wouldn't get RCS at launch.

    Always-Updated List of Carriers That Support RCS Universal Profile

  3. ironass
    KitKat Jul 26, 2019

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019

  4. ironass
    KitKat Jul 28, 2019

    ironass , Jul 28, 2019 :
    RCS in Google Messages is now fully rolled out in the U.K. and France says Hiroshi Lockheimer, a senior vice president at Google...

    "the company has completed its rollout of RCS to the UK and France after starting a few weeks prior. Almost exactly a month ago, RCS started working on Pixel devices through the Google Messaging app in those countries, and recently it’s started to expand to other Android smartphones."

    "Notably, Locheimer’s tweet was in reply to an article criticizing US carriers for their lack of effort when it comes to rolling out universally compatible RCS messaging for Android users. Lockheimer chimed in that Google would still “love” to work with US carriers on that initiative and that they are “trying” to do so. Still, he mentions that Google’s own RCS rollout will continue with more countries “soon,” although there’s no indication if the United States is on the list."


  5. ironass
    KitKat Aug 2, 2019