Google has once again taken advantage of its Google I/O conference to attack Apple and the iPhone again.
Yesterday was an important day for the technology industry since the Google I/O 2023 where many new features were presented. This is Google’s developer conference, sort of like Apple’s WWDC in June. And despite seeing great things related to the AI and the nuevo Pixel Fold, Google once again demonstrated its obsession with the iPhone.
The company’s campaigns against Apple are innumerable and at each event they talk about it again. During Google I/O 2023, the search engine company returned to attack Apple for not adopting RCS technology in iOS. This was something that already happened at Google I/O 2022, shortly after accusing Apple of bullying Android users, something that led Tim Cook to reply to Google with “buy your mother an iPhone.” “.
During his conference, Google said that there are already more than 800 million people using RCS in the world and that it is the standard that the industry should use. What Google does not say is that most of these people use RCS without knowing it and almost out of obligation, since it is included in the Android messaging app.
Google also said that “if all operating systems get the message and adopt RCS” this number could be even higher, in a clear allusion to Apple. Android VP Sameer Samat also added that he hopes that everyone can “hang out in a group chat together, no matter what device we’re using”.
What is RCS and why doesn’t Apple want it?
RCS is a new open messaging standard created by Google to replace SMS., which is quite old, limited and not very secure technology. Google has been pushing RCS through Android, but Apple has never thought of adopting RCS on iOS.
The problem is that RCS improves basic SMS with support for features like read receipts, groups, and message encryption, but These are functions that Apple incorporated into iMessage in 2011. along with iOS 5. RCS doesn’t really improve anything on iMessage, except to make it more compatible with Android. It is even quite far from the options offered by Apple Apple such as the apps and games that exist for iMessage.
iMessage is one of the reasons for buying an iPhone, especially in the United States. And Apple has always been quite reluctant to adopt these types of standards. Therefore, if there is no law involved, it is not likely that Apple will adopt RCS any time soon.
Source: iPadizate by ipadizate.com.
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