The Rich Communication Services (RCS) message format can finally take a leap in its mission to replace SMS: Google, which develops the new standard, has partnered with Samsung to implement the novelty in Galaxy phones.
The partnership between the two companies was signed in April, when the companies were already working together to make improvements in Google apps for the foldable Galaxy Z Flip. According to the companies, joint development to bring RCS to the Galaxys has been underway since 2018.
According to the South Korean manufacturer, the work done with Google will allow the implementation of RCS news directly on the Samsung Messages app. With that, users will have access to a new type of SMS service, which supports high-resolution media files, sending audio, location and also creating groups.
The implementation of RCS in Galaxy line phones should help spread the standard, which still has very limited distribution. As Samsung is the company that sells the most cellphones in the world, the arrival of the “new SMS” in the brand’s devices guarantees more ground for Google’s technology.
In addition to the implementation on smartphones, the Mountain View giant also needs to negotiate with operators to be able to release the RCS in more countries. At the end of last year, the operator Claro started offering the novelty to its customers in the country, just that users adopt Google Messages as the standard SMS app.