Android Messages update will bring web interface, chat enhancements

Google is Planning to Launch a Web Version for Android Messages

Google is Planning to Launch a Web Version for Android Messages

You scan that code in the Android Messages app. Voila, both web interface and Android Messages app are linked.

Android Messages is Google's default messaging app on the Nexus and Pixel smartphones.

Web Interface Message/SMS app will help Android user to pair their phones with a choice of web browser they want.

This has been revealed after some code digging done (or APK teardown) by Android Police.

"The theme of the new strings is fairly unmistakeable, including common consumer terms like 'checkout and 'order summary.' Another key clue is the activity where these are displayed, which is named messaging.ui.businesspayments.PaymentsSummaryActivity", the report adds.

Android Messages' web messages service is expected to support multiple devices and browsers. This is because the protocol uses a data connection instead of carriers' signaling systems, which allows RCS to hardware-agnostic and be used to send or receive messages over Wi-Fi. It sounds like the feature would support a wide range of browsers, as XDA found references to Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

For those not familiar, RCS (Rich Communication Services) is super-powered text messaging, in a way, that does all of the stuff I just mentioned. "It recently enabled RCS for a few carriers in South America by letting the service run on Google's cloud services", according to GSMArena. "Text over Wi-Fi and data".

Google has been working on their Android Messages features for nearly one and a half year.

The company's segments include Google Inc. and its "Other Bets", including Access, Calico, CapitalC, GV, Nest, Verily - a life sciences research organisation, self-driving car-hailing service Waymo, Nest products and services (a smart thermostat firm) and X, a "moonshot" company aimed at launching technologies to 'make the world a radically better place'.

From July 9, 2015 to January 30, 2018, Alphabet's stock prices rose by 116%.

However, the company's so-called Other Bets saw revenues rise from $262 million (£183m) a year ago to $409 million (£286m) in the last quarter.

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