Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Google Messages could soon allow RCS to work with Samsung’s Continuity feature

Google introduced its own Messages app with One UI-like design for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series even after the company’s custom Messages app comes with integrated Rich Communication Services (RCS). Meanwhile, it looks like Google could bring RCS integration for Samsung’s Continuity feature.

XDA-Developers reported that Google Messages could enable RCS to work with Samsung’s Continuity feature that means the messaging app could let users receive and send RCS messages on Galaxy smartwatches and tablets. This feature was spotted in a string of text in the Android Messages app’s code that mentions –

Permission to send SMS/MMS/RCS messages using Android Messages API

With this permission, the app will be allowed to send SMS/MMS/RCS using Android Messages. It will have an access to send messages without any extra approvals.

Previously, it is reported that the search engine giant could open the Android Messages API to third-party messaging apps, but later on, it was revealed that the API is only limited to the Google Messages app for Samsung’s Galaxy devices.

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It’s noteworthy that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatches will run the new version of Wear OS on top of One UI. We can expect that the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic could come with RCS integrated with Samsung’s Continuity feature.

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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