If you use Android Messages, you might be familiar with RCS messaging, which is essentially modern-day text messaging. RCS has to be approved by your carrier, and Google’s Android Messages app is one of the few clients on Android that supports the advanced functionality. Google has done some work to increase adoption of this technology, but progress has halted as of late.
To spark growth, Huawei has agreed to get behind Google and its ‘Jibe’ RCS hub. This is just a fancy way of saying the RCS function that’s built into the Android Messages app on Android.
Some companies, such as Samsung, have tried to build their own RCS hub rather than be in support of Google’s already implemented RCS supported Android Messages app. Huawei, however, as confirmed today by Google, is now collaborating with the search giant on ‘Jibe’ and will make Android Messages the default SMS/RCS app on its devices “in the coming months.” Now it’ll be up to your favorite cell carrier to adopt RCS so that Huawei customers can make use of this.
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