ars technica has the best title on this
@wxcafe I don’t know much about RCS but it seemed a good thing, isn’t it? Since SMS are still widely used, it would be a good thing to have something a bit more modern and powerful.
@melunaka sure, great plan to start a chat service that only works if you've got a mobile device with network access nearby
@wxcafe I mean, so is SMS
@melunaka yes, which is why modern chat systems work through the internet. You can use multiple devices and don't need mobile network connectivity
@melunaka also: works internationally at no cost, can be extended without updating the baseband for every phone
@wxcafe I understand what you’re saying but I see it more as an improvement of SMS than replacing other chat services which are better IMHO
@melunaka RCS is, google's chat system is not RCS, it's based on RCS, the same way hangouts isn't xmpp, it's based on xmpp.
@melunaka and I mean, improving sms today is basically like improving landline phones. it's too late, your service is mostly just used for internet access now, there's no point
@wxcafe Even if I liked Google, with their track record I would _not_ get attached to a messaging service of theirs.
Predicitions on how long it'll last this time?
@UnclearFuture idk 6 months or something?
Good guess, let's see if it even gets off the ground.
@UnclearFuture I mean to be fair RCS is only even deployed in like a dozen countries so...
Yup. Meanwhile I'll still be using Wire, not their PoS spying chat app.
@wxcafe ROFL,PMWL "the nineties are BACK, baby! yeah!" Is Austin Powers running Google!?