Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Google, criticizes the “lockdown” caused by Apple’s iMessage and Apple’s refusal to support RCS. He says Apple uses “peer pressure and bullying” to sell its products.
Lockheimer answers On Article in the Wall Street Journal, which relates to teen chatting behavior in the context of Android and iOS. In Apple’s iMessage app, other iMessage users have blue speech bubbles while Android users get green bubbles. Their messages are text messages and not encrypted, senders can only use FaceTime, there are no “typing” indicators and interaction emojis are sent as text. Also “memoji” Missing outside of iOS. In general, Android users certainly do not miss some features in iMessage conversations.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, these perks make iMessage popular among American teens. On the downside, these guys will feel a lot of pressure to buy an iPhone, so they won’t stand out in group chats with their peers. The Wall Street Journal paints a picture where “people with green bubbles” are socially excluded.
This is the “peer pressure and bullying” that Lockheimer is referring to. He went on to say that Apple’s strategy of subjecting users to “booking” is “well documented”. may refer to Apple sayings That the Android version of iMessage would remove an obstacle to migrating to Android, hurting itself more than helping the company.
Part of Lockheimer’s frustration stems from the fact that a standard has already been developed to bring the respective franchises to any platform. he Indicates In another tweet to RCS, or Rich Communication Services, a standard intended to replace SMS. The original intent was to have it supported at the communications level, but that didn’t take off at all. Meanwhile, Google is introducing its own implementation of RCS in its Messages app. Lockheimer is also offering Google to help Apple “fix it”.
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