Partnering with global carriers to upgrade SMS
Sprint will be the first carrier to launch RCS messaging with Google
SMS is one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication today, used by billions of people worldwide. Over the course of this year, we’ve worked with the mobile industry on an initiative to upgrade SMS for users, to provide a better, more enhanced messaging experience through RCS (Rich Communications Services). And now more than 58 carriers and manufacturers, collectively covering a subscriber base of 4.7 billion people globally, have committed to supporting a single, standard implementation of RCS.
OK… now can they fix email? How long until we can collectively decide that secure by default email is the way to go? (I know… that doesn't server Google because they run GMail and want to be able to see what they contain. One can hope though).