- Jan 12, 2005
I think my problem is mainly that its inferior to messaging apps that we already have. It's pretty much identical to iMessage in that it falls back to SMSs if the recipiant client doesn't support RCS, and encryption wise it's better than SMS but worse than most others.I don't understand the focus on SMS here. I'm sure I must be missing something.
AFAIK chat is the Google app, RCS is the protocol. Chat will be able to send and receive RCS messages but it wont be the only app that can. Think of it like now, theres lots of apps that can send SMS but they all send the same type of message.The article clearly states (heck, right in the byline) that Google is working on a successor to SMS, and getting carriers on board with it even. Even a standard (Chat) that Google won't own, that everyone could use, which is exactly what messaging should be. Nothing at all about just another chat app using SMS.
The actual standard has been around for about a decade and a bunch of operators have been using it for ages.