The Pixel 4 isn’t getting the feature-rich RCS texting Google has pushed for

By October 19, 2019 No Comments

The brand new Pixel Four telephones may well be loaded with the most recent options and instrument care of Android 10, however Google is plainly nonetheless suffering in its push for Wealthy Communique Products and services (RCS) messaging. 

Neither Verizon nor T-Cell are supporting the brand new messaging usual for the Pixel 4, with Dash the one transparent service to give a boost to it, 9to5Google stories.

SMS has been the usual for textual content messaging for a very long time, however so far as options cross, SMS is from the smartphone stone age. Chat apps like WhatsApp and iMessage have ever expanding function units that stack on most sensible of the facility to ship elementary textual content messages. They come with learn receipts, typing signs, and high quality media. 

Google has driven for RCS, having a look to get carriers to make use of the gadget, because it brings lots of the options of different messaging apps whilst nonetheless going thru carriers. IT has even aimed to make use of its personal servers for this to chop out the service intermediary.

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A recreation of carriers

There are a couple of explanation why RCS may not be right here but. For one, Google’s Pixel telephones have up to now now not been extensively to be had from cellular carriers in the USA. Verizon have been the only real service spouse for all Pixel telephones proper as much as the Pixel three and Pixel 3a. 


So, it should not be a marvel that T-Cell and Verizon are not supporting RCS at the Pixel Four but. It does make Dash’s give a boost to for the gadget stand out a little. 

Oddest of all is Verizon’s loss of give a boost to. Verizon had up to now allowed for RCS messaging on Pixel three telephones, however that did not come on the release of the telephone. Verizon additionally added give a boost to for the Samsung Galaxy S9. It is conceivable give a boost to will come at a later date for Verizon, and it should for T-Cell as smartly. 

AT&T’s use for RCS for the Pixel Four might be extra of a long-shot, because the service has its personal Complex Messaging provider that provides a equivalent feature-set.

So, for Pixel Four customers and Android customers basically having a look to benefit from RCS’s function, it can be time to check out another messaging apps.

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