Google Messages is now included as the default SMS app on all Android phones recently sold by T-Mobile, the carrier announcedNow T-Mobile̵
“This is a win for Android users and an even bigger win for the Android ecosystem,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior VP Platforms and Ecosystems at Google. “T-Mobile and Google have been working together to promote Android since the very beginning with the launch of the T-Mobile G1 in 2008. We have built on a long and very successful relationship and are building on to bring more features to Android customers. and services. “
RCS is a delightful upgrade via SMS, and it’s one step that Google has been working on with global carriers more than a yearNow T-Mobile is the first courier to take the step. RCS’s advanced messaging capabilities allow users to enjoy features such as read receipts, type designations, comment sharing, chat over WiFi or data, send and receive higher quality videos and photos, and more dynamic and engaging group chats on the 5G network. .
#Google + @TMobile brings richer messaging with RCS to millions of Android customers.
📷 Send + receive better quality photos and videos
💬 Chat via WiFi or data
👥 Share comments + enjoy more dynamic group chats
Check out what else to come: https://t.co/mwCF4hsZLO pic.twitter.com/okZF9w1bEO
– Android (@Android) March 29, 2021
T-Mobile has also made a few other Google-friendly announcements, such as continuing to support and further roll out the beta for end-to-end encryption in Messages through 2021. The carrier will also start accelerating Google’s promotion Pixel phones and other Android smartphones by offering a wider selection. It will also highlight Google One as an easy way for users to securely back up their mobile data when they move to a new phone.
The courier also announced this YouTube TV will be T-Mobile’s new live TV solution as part of its TVision initiative (replacing T-Mobile’s Live, Live + and Live Zone services, ending April 29). New TVision LIVE subscribers get their first month of YouTube TV for free and from there you get $ 10 off the regular price. Customers also get three months YouTube Premium on the home, which removes ads on the site and provides offline and background functionality. Current customers of TVision have until June 30 to take advantage of this deal.