Despite some difficult times earlier this month, Huawei hopes to entice interested buyers for their devices with news that they will be deploying the Android Messages app as a default communications tool throughout their portfolio. One key benefit of this will be support for RCS messaging.
The combination of Android Messages and RCS messaging means Huawei device owners will be able to take advantage of features like texting over WiFi, sharing rich media, group messaging, typing indicators and read receipts. Huawei also says they will enable support for video calls using carrier ViLTE and Google Duo.
Besides installing Google apps on their devices, Huawei will also work with Google to make the Jibe RCS cloud and hub available to carrier partners to help accelerate adoption of RCS messaging. With this move, Huawei CEO Richard Yu says,
“Huawei and Google together by forming this strategic partnership will provide consumers with the best global user experience on Huawei products with RCS and will enable carriers the ability to offer unique services through business messaging.”
Huawei says the rollout of Android Messages to their portfolio of devices will take place over the next several months.