iMessage for Android? Major Update for Android Messages App Teased
The Android Messages app is reported to have an update that comes with its own web app, making texting via browser and other RCS features seen on iMessages available to Android users. The report comes from Android Police who, in one of their APK teardowns, have discovered that the Android Messages app are due for some major refreshes.
The update hints at the availability of a web app, which is likely to be similar to the one that’s already available for Allo. Naturally, the integration between phone and browser will work similarly via a QR code, which will connect the two, enabling you to access your messages on either device. A live URL for browser texting has yet to be announced though.
With this also comes a host of much-awaited RCS (Rich Communication Services) features, including messaging over Wi-Fi, read receipts, and network carrier-independent texting—all features that make iMessage such a robust and favored messaging app by iOS users.
This is clearly a huge win for Android users, but also a great one for multi-platformers—people who use different platforms across their mobile devices. See, this is bound to work regardless of the operating system you use, putting ultimately Google at a uniquely exciting position to cater to virtually everyone who wants a cross-platform messaging solution.