Android Messages app sheds light on Google's plan to take on iMessage

Google Play Store peer-to-peer app update

Google Play Store peer-to-peer app update

This is based on the APK teardown of the latest version of Android Messages (which for those unfamiliar is Android's default messaging app for SMS, MMS) in which there were some references made to the upcoming feature.

From the now dormant code, it appears users will scan a QR code after visiting a website in a web browser to link his or her phone.

The latest version of Android Messages hints that you might be able to send messages from your computer.

Dow plunges more than 1000 points, falls into correction territory
The S&P 500 remains up 26 percent since his election, and on Tuesday clawed back into positive territory for 2018, up 0.8 percent. Major indexes in Asia and Europe also fell following Monday's 1,175-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average.

In a move that might bring a glint in the eyes of Android enthusiasts, Google is reportedly planning to bring the ability to send text messages from your computers. RCS is already present in Android Messages, but uptake has been slow because carriers are not jumping on support.

Once launched, this feature will be very convenient for frequent Android Messages users. Most significantly, it looks like you'll be able to pair your phone with a computer and text directly from a browser like Chrome, Firefox and Safari, much as you can with Google's Allo messaging app. The functionality is reportedly similar to the way the web integration for Google Allo works.

'Once that's done, you'll be able to send and receive messages in the web interface and it will link with the phone to do the actual SMS/MMS/RCS (?) communication through your carrier. Signed in devices will also be shown in the settings.

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The second feature could involve RCS, which stands for Rich Communication Services and aims to replace SMS with additional features. You will be prompted to "text over Wi-Fi" via RCS.

More significantly, RCS supports Skype-like video calls and audio messages, as well as private chats between two parties. Unlike Hangouts and other Google messaging apps, Duo accounts are tied ... However, it makes sense for Google introduce them to Android Messages, given the amount of Android users around the world. Other promotional messages refer to seeing message status (when someone is typing), read receipts and sending photos.

The vast majority of Alphabet's revenue continues to come from Google and its various business, most notably its advertising network - revenue from Google's ad business grew by 21 per cent from previous year and accounts for 84 per cent of Alphabet's total revenue.

Olympic ceremony 'a symbol of how things might be'
Senior political figures from North Korea and U.S. - two of the countries at the centre of the political row - were both present. US Vice President Mike Pence also attended the Games opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation.

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