06-14-2016 02:19 PM
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  1. xxxmerlinxxx's Avatar
    06-09-2016 07:02 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Bery interesting.... needs a lot more details. For example, sharing uncompressed videos, etc.
    06-09-2016 08:25 PM
  3. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    So I saw on the interwebs that iMessage might be coming to Android finally! Not sure if I'm allowed to post other sources on this site, but it's a fairly reliable site claiming the rumor. If this is true my iPhone will likely be going to some very happy person on eBay or Craigslist. It is literally the only thing keeping me tied to iOS. I hope this is true. I loved my S7 Edge but hate the archaic method of text messaging (mostly because of pictures and videos being sent).
    06-09-2016 08:37 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Highly doubtful.
    06-09-2016 08:51 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Highly doubtful.
    In one of the Android Central podcasts, Rene Ritchie said that had been their initial plan but then they got sued by some company and it tied things up. He's an Apple fanatic so I'm inclined to belive this may be possible. My guess is if they do it, they'll start off free and then try to monetize it by charging like a subscription fee or something. Honestly,imo, Google's options suck. I'd probably pay to have imessage and FaceTime. That's the only thing the iPhone has that I'm envious of.
    06-09-2016 08:58 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    That would be crazy.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-09-2016 09:06 PM
  7. salutcemoi's Avatar
    I dunno all the people I know use whatsapp anyway

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-09-2016 09:08 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    In one of the Android Central podcasts, Rene Ritchie said that had been their initial plan but then they got sued by some company and it tied things up. He's an Apple fanatic so I'm inclined to belive this may be possible. My guess is if they do it, they'll start off free and then try to monetize it by charging like a subscription fee or something. Honestly,imo, Google's options suck. I'd probably pay to have imessage and FaceTime. That's the only thing the iPhone has that I'm envious of.
    I mean if it does I'll welcome it. I had iPhone and getting uncompressed videos via "text" from Mom of my Nephew was nice. She texts the gf the videos now so I can watch them in way better quality than MMS to me.
    06-09-2016 09:56 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I mean if it does I'll welcome it. I had iPhone and getting uncompressed videos via "text" from Mom of my Nephew was nice. She texts the gf the videos now so I can watch them in way better quality than MMS to me.
    My wife and I started using WhatsApp for that. :/

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-09-2016 10:00 PM
  10. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    My wife and I started using WhatsApp for that. :/

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Yeah, it's easy for me to get my wife to use whatever app I want,but most of the people I talk to regularly other than my wife have iPhones.
    06-09-2016 10:32 PM
  11. mar29020's Avatar
    i hope this happens because i feel the edge is already nicer then any iphone. PLEASE HAPPEN
    06-10-2016 03:15 AM
  12. Dr. S's Avatar
    I've never used an iPhone so I'm not too familiar with it. However if it can make MMS and group texts work more smoothly, I'd give it a try.
    06-10-2016 01:47 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    If this rumor is true, RIP WhatsApp? Can Also penetrate on iOS? The ramifications are potentially huge.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-10-2016 02:22 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    How exactly it works is crucial to this rumor. If it's just chat functionality and doesn't have the bypassing MMS protocols that iMessage users enjoy for iMessage chats, then it's pretty worthless.
    Almeuit likes this.
    06-10-2016 02:25 PM
  15. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Seems like a credible move in light of last month's announcement about Allo. If I'm not mistaken that was introduced as a cross-platform app along with talk of some sort of end-to-end encryption option. But as you say, the devil will be in the details.
    06-10-2016 03:23 PM
  16. mar29020's Avatar
    i would pay a subscription service for it
    06-10-2016 03:43 PM
  17. Inders99's Avatar
    I guess i just don't get the big deal about iMessage besides getting messages on your various Apple devices, which to me isn't a big deal. Guess I'm missing something. I text iPhone people all the time and vice versa, send pics and vids. Sorry for my ignorance if I'm missing the big kahoona.
    06-10-2016 07:54 PM
  18. mar29020's Avatar
    the compressed vids and pics look like trash. my friends and i have issues sometimes not getting texts either
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    06-10-2016 08:33 PM
  19. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    This could be a major blow to WhatsApp, in countries where e.g. Samsung and Apple dominate.
    06-11-2016 03:25 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    This could be a major blow to WhatsApp, in countries where e.g. Samsung and Apple dominate.
    Precisely.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-11-2016 08:35 AM
  21. Trees's Avatar
    If true, then that could enable seamless/synchronized messaging on OS X and Android just like those with iOS and OS X enjoy today.
    06-11-2016 08:50 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I guess i just don't get the big deal about iMessage besides getting messages on your various Apple devices, which to me isn't a big deal. Guess I'm missing something. I text iPhone people all the time and vice versa, send pics and vids. Sorry for my ignorance if I'm missing the big kahoona.
    The videos sent via iMessage don't get compressed to absolute crap quality. They're actually very watchable.
    06-11-2016 10:19 AM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    This has the potential to make Allo on iOS DOA.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-11-2016 10:53 AM
  24. kramer5150's Avatar
    Cool... I will give it a try. iMessage was one thing I liked about Apple.

    How well does it merge in with android wear?

    Hopefully the carriers will not interfere, and let the app do what its developers intended. This almost seems too good to be true... iOS partnering with Google??? whats the catch?

    (Now if apple would only allow me to USB-connect my android phone to my macbook....)
    06-11-2016 11:28 AM
  25. kramer5150's Avatar
    Curious... Is this apples way to attract non-apple fans? Is it part of their marketing strategy to show others they are willing to be flexible?

    Why else would they do this?
    I wonder what permissions have to be allowed?... is this a way for Apple to gain a sneak peak into how Android users use their devices?
    06-11-2016 11:35 AM
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