Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now support RCS, the next generation of SMS

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Wealthy Verbal exchange Services and products (RCS) is mainly the same old for the next generation of textual content messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Fb Messenger, LINE and others now providing options that cross a ways past the same old SMS-based messaging apps that have a tendency to send along with your telephone — except, of route, you’re an Apple and iMessage person.

As Google introduced as of late, more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now support RCS. That’s up from the 27 Google cited closing yr.

RCS is a GSM same old, however its largest champion has lengthy been Google, which seems to be at the carrier to permit its Android platform to get a minimum of some characteristic parity with Apple’s iMessage carrier.

With Cell Global Congress bobbing up next week, it’s no marvel that Google needs to speak just a little more about RCS forward of the tournament. Particularly, the corporate as of late famous Trade Messaging as one of the central options of the new carrier. With this, companies can ship verified wealthy messages with boarding passes, bank card fraud signals and package deal supply notifications, for instance. The ones messages can come with instructed replies and movements (exchange seat, name airline, and so forth.).

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The usual Android Messages app began supporting it a yr in the past and with Jibe, Google gives a platform for launching and managing RCS services and products.

Over the route of the closing yr, a bunch of new carriers in Europe and Latin American have signed directly to Google’s Jibe RCS cloud, together with The us Movil, AT&T, Celcom Axiata, Freedom Cell, Oi, Telia and Telefonica.

Amongst the companions is messaging carrier Twilio, which as of late introduced it has added support for RCS to its carrier. “By making rich, interactive messaging features available to consumers in their default messaging app, RCS has the potential to be as ubiquitous as SMS is today,” Patrick Malatack, VP of Product and GM of Messaging at Twilio advised me. “Developers choose to build this messaging experience using Twilio because instead of wrestling with variations in APIs and tooling, they can integrate every messaging channel — including RCS — into their applications through one simple API. We can’t wait to see what our customers build.”

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Different companions Google has labored with come with 3C, CM.com, Mobivity, OpenMarket and Smooch.

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