iMessage for Android — I was WRONG
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Confession: I’ve been saying for years that Apple would never make iMessage for Android because it would hurt the overall value of iPhone and, for the last decade, iPhone is where the vast majority of Apple’s money has come from.
But, with the saturationing — the phone business hitting maturity — and Apple increasingly turning towards its ecosystem — additional products like Apple Watch and AirPods yes, but also and especially services like Apple Pay and the upcoming Apple television shows — that could all change.
Apple has long been offering Apple Music on Android, and has recently announced iTunes for Samsung televisions. Yeah. Samsung. iTunes. Stop the record and rewind that. As well as AirPlay and HomeKit for LG, Vizio, and Sony.
So, could cross-platform iMessage finally start making the kind of sense that does?
31 Replies to “iMessage for Android — I was WRONG”
My good friend and colleague, Android Central's own Daniel Bader, has written the opposite side of this debate. Check it out! https://www.androidcentral.com/imessage-android
I have imessage on the pixel 2 xl, it's so so
Richie I just want to suggest to stop using jump cuts. It will make your videos look more professional if there are no jump cuts
People are gonna release themselves from iPhones chains if they can use iMessage on Android devices
there's a way to get iMessage on your android now but it's kinda complicated, but it's
Why does it look like he's about to cry throughout the extent of this video….or at least up until the part I stopped watching?! Almost painful to watch, yet kinda funny.
I think these videos might be the only true research driven journalism tech videos on the internet. Always impressed.
I think that if Google's Fushia comes with an integrated iMessage-like for their OS, they will pull that trigger to try to pull as many people from that upcoming messaging base. I liked Allo, it's too bad they are killing it.
On the Andoid phones you can customize the bubble shape and color and font.
Apple…..not so much….
They used to have an app on Android that made your bubbles blue.
You can use iMessage on Android if you own a MacBook.
I never understood why Google couldnt get messaging right.
I will not pay for a messager app period. I don't know anybody that would pay for a messager app
If I have a contract with messaging included, why would I pay to text someone with a third party app. People are dumb if they do that. Who cares what color a bubble is?
They need to make face time cross plat. Imessage don't matter
I don't think imessage is anywhere more popular than in the U.S even for my friends overseas use WhatsApp.
apple should do this, but charge an arm and a leg cause well apple
Here's a big part of iMessage in the US. Little kids. Young kids start on iPods, iPads before getting a real, cellular service device. So they are ALL starting talking with their friends on iMessage. My 11 year old daughter says she would rather have an old iPhone than a Galaxy S10 – purely bc of iMessage. Of all her friends, I think one might have am android device and the other friends rip on her for it. It's insane, and I can't imagine my NY suburb is the only place this is happening. While adults are starting to wise up and give android a shot – the younger generation is locked on iOS with iMessage being the biggest reason. It's tough for me as I personally would never use an Apple product… Apple knows this and that's why they ain't gonna change anything in regards to iMessage.
my man made a kanye west reference lol
For as successful and innovative Google is, they have done probably the worst job in creating the most fundamental communication app for mobile devices. I have used every one of their messaging since g-chat and none of them can come close to iMessage.
It wouldn't work. The rest of the world doesn't give a shit about iMessage, we use WhatsApp and as a service, WhatsApp is way better, we have it on the web or our regular desktops (MacOS or Windows).
I never like imessage. I'll stick with androids messaging
Try “Air Message” app for Android. You need a Mac and need to set a static IP address. It reroutes your iMessages to your Android from the Mac. I have the Mac linked to all my iPhone iMessage and texts which is cool since I carry 2 phones one Android and one iPhone. Now I get all messages sent to my other phone doesn’t matter if it’s a regular text or iMessage from my primary number.
Respectfully,,,, I really don't care. Everything apple does is for their financial benefit,,, everything.
I still don't understand the point. You have blue, I have green.
Again what's the advantage?? What value is this adding to my life?
Android Messages is better
soo.. great video but 8:45 mins later. Can you use iMessage on an Android? that's what I searched.. lol
Ha ha ha Apple. I already use Facebook Message to chat, talk, and video with my android friends and family on WiFi. Apple lost out on this.