Google has been promoting RCS (Rich Communications Services) as an alternative to SMS for years. The company of Mountain View promised some time ago that many Android manufacturers would integrate in a predefined way their application of ‘Messages Android’ that is compatible with the sending of messages through the WiFi.
Several operators such as Vodafone also announced that they supported this initiative. Now it’s Huawei’s turn to create its Jibe RCS network and integrate it into the Android Messaging app.
In fact, Huawei will start installing the Google Android Messaging application in all its terminals from a few months, but surely those that are presented from the MWC onwards and have it preinstalled.
The Chinese giant has recently had problems entering the US market. Companies like Huawei or ZTE have a huge infrastructure in connections and telecommunications, but governments like the US are very reluctant because of their doubts about the relationship between the Chinese government and the companies there.
Fortunately Huawei has an excellent reputation across the globe and is a strong ally of Google, one of the big American companies and that wants manufacturers like Huawei to support projects like RCS.
Google is a real disaster in the field of messaging with failed attempts like Wave, GTalk or Hangouts. We will see if with the support of mobile manufacturers manages to convince of its use.