Is IMessage Coming To Android?

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 8:51pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

 
Is iMessage Coming to Android?
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Earlier during the year, there were rumors swirling around the internet that Apple was going to launch a version of iMessage for Androids that would go along with the company's focus on "opening up certain avenues beyond its own iOS and OS X platforms." Still, when nothing materialized we all just assumed that those rumors were just that.

Many people found that when nothing was announced at WWDC, they lost hope. An Apple executive even said that keeping the iMessage feature on Apple products only was an advantage in the sales market.

Today, Daring Fireball's John Gruber outlined those rumors and provided fuel to the fire that this could still be in the plan. He mentioned that he "heard from little birdies" that there are "detailed mockups" for what iMessage on Android would look like.

There have been many different designs that have been passed around, including one that looks identical to the iOS model. Another has a "pure Material Design" and another one is pretty basic. Whether or not this design will ever see the light is another story completely.

It wouldn't be the first time that Apple and Android have worked together, as Apple has three apps on the Google Play Store, including Apple Music and Beats Pill. It is a possibility, then, that iMessages could be next.

Only time will tell, but it would be nice to be able to get rid of those unsightly green messages.

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