RCS messaging rolling out worldwide

  1. ironass KitKat Jul 26, 2019

    ironass, Jul 26, 2019 :
    Google are taking RCS, (Rich Communication Suite), out of the hands of the carriers, some of whom were insisting on their own limited, ersatz, versions of RCS, (no names mentioned... (T-Mobile/AT&T/Verizon/Bell/SK Telecom)), and are rolling it out themselves on their own Universal Profile...


    See, also...

    Google will let Android users in the UK and France use RCS regardless of carrier support

    Google's new Universal RCS, Chat, in Google Messages on the OnePlus 6T on the U.K. network, EE, (also have it on a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy S5 on O2 & Vodafone)...

    Google are gradually rolling this out worldwide and anticipate completing in 2020, sometime.

    Google takes RCS rollout into its own hands after carriers totally botch it

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  2. KTaylor62 Gingerbread Jul 27, 2019

  3. southaven1981 Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 27, 2019

    southaven1981, Jul 27, 2019 :
    This is a great plan. I have always thought Google(alphabet) should have a greater roll in Android and how it works.

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  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