Thursday, October 01, 2015

Google Is Acquiring Rich Messaging Startup Jibe Mobile | Re/code

I assume the carriers are getting the message

"“SMS carrier messaging is used by billions of people every day and enables people to reach anyone around the world, regardless of their device, carrier, app or location,” Android engineer and “minister of messaging” Mike Dodd said in a blog post. “However, the features available in SMS haven’t kept up with modern messaging apps. Rich Communications Services (RCS) is a new standard for carrier messaging and brings many of the features that people now expect from mobile messaging, such as group chats, high res photos and more.”

Dodd said Google will continue to work with carriers on this. “We’re excited to team up with mobile operators, device makers and the rest of the Android ecosystem to support RCS standards and help accelerate their deployment in a more consistent way,” Dodd said. “We’re already working closely with many of our partners on implementing RCS, and look forward to growing the RCS ecosystem together.”"
Google Is Acquiring Rich Messaging Startup Jibe Mobile | Re/code
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