Google Will Replace SMS Technology With the Sequel RCS

It is time to abolish the old SMS technology and replace it with a more up-to-date messaging technology that works on all platforms, says Google.

SMS technology is old. In fact all the way back to the mid-80s. Now is the time, when the old technology to send text messages to be abolished and replaced with a new one that works across all platforms and can handle large amounts of content, we have become accustomed to send back and forth to each other.

Therefore, Google Announces a new initiative to get scattered heir of the aspirations for SMS-technology or Protocol RCS (Rich Communication Services), as the GSM Association is behind and which is predicted to be the future of messaging technology. Google’s project goes under the name Jibe and has become a reality after an acquisition of a company with the same name.

“It’s sending messages is an important part of our life, whether it is on schedule to meet, share photos with friends or send an affectionate greeting. Today is an important step towards bringing a better experience for Android users everywhere, and we are in the Rapture of the cooperation with our partners across the industry to make this become a reality, “ says Nick Fox, Director of Communications Products at Google.

You have probably even discovered that the SMS/MMS is not particularly suited to post photos, videos and files, since the content is compressed and takes a long time to send-if both phones have set up SMS and MMS correctly.

All these problems resolve RCS, which both support group chats, high-resolution images, emoticons, location sharing and exchanging files. The next challenge is to get widespread technology as an alternative to and later replacement by SMS, and it is here that Google’s Jibe project comes into play.


RCS has so far been an expensive technology to introduce for telecommunications companies and manufacturers, since, among other things. requires a high level of server capacity to make it available. The Solver Google by providing the entire infrastructure for RCS-technology through Google’s large data centers. From here, the collaborators (telcos and manufacturers) go together with Google to get widespread RCS platform, so multiple users can benefit from the improved technology.

Google writes on his website that, at a later time will publish a client (app), as both will support SMS, MMS and RCS. The app will be compatible with all other services also supports RCS – regardless of what platform the counterparty/correspondents writing from. Ønsketænkngen is of course here that Apple at a time also chooses to implement RCS, so Android smartphones and iPhones may talk together without the problems that can occur today.

The following telecommunications companies around the world have already partnered with Google to switch gradually to RCA and eventually phase out SMS over a long number of years:

  • América Móvil
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd.
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Etisalat
  • Globe Telecom
  • KPN
  • Millicom
  • MTN
  • Orange
  • PLAY
  • Smart Communications
  • Sprint
  • Telenor Group
  • TeliaSonera
  • Telstra
  • TIM
  • Turkcell
  • VimpelCom
  • Vodafone