Opportunities of RCS.
Google announced that text messaging on Android smartphones will be much better thanks to the introduction of new technologies RCS (Rich Communication Services) in-app Messages. The RCS format is intended to replace the outdated SMS Protocol, which is already 25 years old, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
Messaging with RCS – it is one of the biggest steps Google has made for Android, which in terms of messaging lags far behind Apple iOS. Roughly speaking, the analogue of RCS is a very convenient messaging Apple-iMessages. RCS for Android even get a few handy features that users have long enjoyed the iPhone in iMessages.
A new standard data exchange Protocol RCS was developed in 2008 by the GSM Association. RCS allows subscribers to communicate via a universal messaging service with the same features that the messengers like Viber, Telegram and WhatsApp.
Among the features of RCS:
- Send messages over Wi-Fi and mobile communications.
- Group chats with up to 100 users.
- Share files of up to 100MB.
- Sending uncompressed images, video and GIF.
- Dial indicator message by the interlocutor.
- Sending your location in real time.
- Calls and video calls.
- Supports extensions.
Implementation of RCS in Android also provides a group communication, such as the ability to add and remove people from conversations or chats to facilitate navigation. New features available in the free app update Google Messages, which usually goes along with most Android devices. It can also be downloaded separately from Google Play.
The update is only available in the USA. Google expects that worldwide it will be available by the end of 2019.