Satirical Android ‘song interpreter video’ urges Apple to adopt RCS in Messages

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Satirical Android ‘song interpreter video’ urges Apple to adopt RCS in Messages
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Google has urged Apple to adopt Rich Communication Services (RCS) in its Messages app in the “song explainer video” for Drake’s “Tex Go Green.”

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RCS is designed to replace SMS messages and offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, larger file sizes, better encryption, and more. Google has advocated for the new communication protocol for many years.

Google’s senior vice president of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has repeatedly tried to persuade Apple to support RCS, and now a video posted to the official Android Twitter account once again urges Apple to support RCS. doing.

The video attempts to explain the meaning behind a song titled “Takes Go Green,” the third song from Drake’s latest album, “Honestly Never,” which explains the need to get out of a toxic relationship. The title is a reference to how when an iPhone user is locked out, they no longer see their messages as blue iMessage bubbles and instead send green SMS bubbles. “If only a super talented engineering team at Apple would fix this,” the video says.

Apple is the latest major RCS hurdle as US carriers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have adopted RCS support for Android devices. Apple hasn’t commented on whether it plans to add RCS support in the future, so the company’s status is not yet known.

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