- Google poked fun at Apple about how it converts text and media from Android users to iPhones.
- Google is calling on Apple to adopt RCS, a new standard for transferring media between devices.
- Users have long complained about the green bubbles that come with texting between iPhone and Android.
On Tuesday, Google bluntly lashed out at Apple on its website for what it said Apple had failed to improve on users’ messaging experience between iPhone and Android devices.
Some users have long lamented the green message bubbles that come with cross-device messaging, as well as poor quality compressed videos, lack of read receipts, and pain issues. other head.
Google blames Apple when the company converts texts sent between iPhone and Android into what’s known as SMS and MMS, both of which are methods of sending text messages from one device to another.
Instead, Google said, Apple should use something called Rich Communication Services, which is a “modern industry standard” to improve the way people can send not only texts, but also text messages. media, such as emojis, videos, and photos.
“These problems exist because Apple refuses to adopt modern messaging standards when people using iPhones and Android phones text each other,” the Android website says.
The page prompts visitors to share the campaign on social media and “help @Apple #getthemessage.”
The text on the social network said: “Messaging between iPhone and Android is broken. It’s time for Apple to fix the green and blue bubbles and message everyone.”
Apple did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
This is just the latest instance of Google calling on Apple to adopt RCS. In June, Google seized the opportunity to make its point when rapper Drake released his song “Texts Go Green” about misinformation with a partner.
Google’s social group posted an “unofficial lyrics explanation video” praising the song and explaining the lyrics as complaints against iPhones turning Android users’ texts green.
—Android (@Android) June 18, 2022
“If only some super talented engineering team at Apple could fix this,” Google’s June video says.