How Google Uses Drake Song to Taunt Apple Phones

Google used this song text turns green, released by rapper Drake last Friday (17th) to anger Apple for not having RCS technology on the iPhone. The agreement is considered the “text of the future”. The official Android profile tweeted on Saturday (18th) that it needed an unofficial video to “explain” the song — and also tried to convince Apple to include RCS on their phones.

The joke is possible because Drake’s lyrics refer to what happens when a message is sent via iMessage (the iPhone’s official messenger) to another person who blocks it or isn’t in iOS messenger. The bubbles around the message are no longer blue, but green.

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Among users who are not blocked but use different operating systems, such bubbles appear because the message exchange is done via regular text messages. In this way, the option is sent using phone plan credits, and also without the extras of iMessage – such as the possibility to send videos.

Google is using this gap to “stab” iPhone owners. “If only a super talented Apple engineering team could solve this problem. Because this is a problem that only Apple can solve. In fact, they just have to stick to RCS,” they say in the video.

But what exactly is RCS?

RCS is an acronym for Rich Communication Services, similar to Rich Communication Services. The message exchange protocol is considered an evolution of SMS. It first appeared in 2007 and is now used in Google Messages, an app that is the equivalent of iMessage in the Android world.

Features are very similar to the official iPhone Messenger, such as sending media such as videos, GIFs, and emojis; end-to-end encryption; and sending messages using the Internet, unlike SMS, which has specific tariffs.

The feature was the subject of controversy earlier this month due to excessive advertising. After receiving complaints from multiple users, Google had to disable advertising via RCS in India.

Mobile operators in Brazil are not yet using RCS, which means it doesn’t have much impact here. So far, there is no forecast for adoption in the Claro, TIM and Vivo networks.

How will Drake’s music change if the iPhone uses RCS?

The point of Google’s joke on Twitter is that if the iPhone uses RCS as the messaging protocol in iMessage, Android and iOS users can chat through the app for all features.

However, this isn’t the first time Google has asked Apple to adopt RCS: In January 2022, Android software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer took to Twitter to criticize Apple’s lack of support for RCS. “By not complying with the RCS, Apple is holding back the industry and hindering the user experience for Android users and its own customers,” the engineer wrote.

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