Huawei partners with Google to bring RCS messaging to their devices

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.

source: Huawei

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Bert

    Have I missed something? WTF does RCS stand for?