Earlier this week, in mid September, Samsung announced a new partnership with Google, where it will help improve RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging. Rich Communication Services, or RCS, is an improved SMS system. The two companies will work together and make Android Messages merge with Samsung Messages.
Samsung’s New Messaging App: Features
The improvements will allow users to use the Samsung Messages app to make voice calls, video calls, join group chats, transfer files, and more. This will mean, that the user will not have to rely on apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, etc.
Since all Android smartphones will be coming with Google’s Android Messages, at least the ones running stock Android, you can just use the app to communicate with others. The service will use internet, so you won’t be charged for messages. Anil Sabharwal, Vice President for Communications Products and Photos at Google, stated.
This is still a work in progress, and we are not sure how long it’ll take to be available to the public. And there’s also the case of why. Why would someone want to get rid of WhatsApp and use stock messages. We are all so used to WhatsApp and other similar services, most people would not even be bothered to use these new features provided by the stock SMS app.