Google Acquires Jibe Cellular To Assist Undertake New Normal For Service Messaging

Google Acquires Jibe Mobile To Help Adopt New Standard For Carrier Messaging

At the moment, Google introduced that it is going to be adopting a brand new commonplace for service messaging referred to as Wealthy Communications Providers (RCS), thus shifting on from SMS. The corporate additionally introduced the acquisition of Jibe Cellular to assist convey RCS to its Android merchandise.

Right here’s what Mike Dodd, Android RCS Software program Engineer and Minister of Messaging needed to say (and the way cool is his title?):

Cellular messaging has by no means been extra central to individuals’s lives, and there’s an unimaginable quantity of innovation occurring with chat purposes throughout the cellular ecosystem. SMS service messaging is utilized by billions of individuals day by day and allows individuals to succeed in anybody all over the world, no matter their system, service, app or location. Nevertheless, the options out there in SMS haven’t stored up with trendy messaging apps. Wealthy Communications Providers (RCS) is a brand new normal for service messaging and brings most of the options that folks now anticipate from cellular messaging, reminiscent of group chats, excessive res pictures and extra.

On buying Jibe:

As a part of this dedication, we’re additionally very excited to announce that the Jibe Cellular staff is becoming a member of Google to assist us convey RCS to a worldwide viewers. Jibe is a number one supplier of RCS providers they usually’ll proceed serving to carriers simply deploy RCS to their customers. We will’t wait to work with them and construct on the good work that they’ve already carried out.

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