As an Android user, I really really hope Apple adopts RCS when it comes time.
If you haven’t heard of it, [RCS essentially SMS2.0](https://www.howtogeek.com/349968/what-is-rcs-the-successor-to-sms/). It’s like iMessage for the rest of us. I have a Pixel 3a and I’ve used it and it’s pretty sweet.
The carriers have been the biggest slowdown of this platform’s rollout, with Google forcing it through their Messages app on Android devices. Hopefully now that Google has kicked it in to gear, carriers will follow suit… eventually.
As a loyal Android user I really hope Apple adopts RCS. I know Apple is fine and dandy with iMessage and goodness I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of it. It’s one of the big holds Apple has over Android in my opinion and one of the reasons people understandably stick with iOS and have incentive to encourage others to join.
That being said I think if Apple could market RCS adoption in let’s say, iOS 14, it would be a neat angle: *message PROPERLY with your Android friends! Group Messages no longer a hassle with Android family members! See which Android user has left you on ‘read’!* I think it would make a lot of iOS users happy.
Maybe they could even change the color of the conversations to get rid of the ‘green text’ stigma that we Android folks suffer under 🙂
I’ve already submitted my request to apple.com/feedback but I’m just one dude so I figured I’d get a thread and see if anyone else would like the feature.