Hilarious Android troll Apple in green bubbles with new Drake song

Android and Google released an unofficial lyric explainer video for Drake’s new song “Texts Go Green,” using the occasion to mock Apple for its lack of RCS messaging support.

In a tweet on Sunday, Android said: “#TextsGoGreen hit us differently, which is why we had to release this unofficial lyric explainer video.”

#TextsGoGreen hit us differently which is why we had to release this unofficial lyric explanation video #GetTheMessage 💚😏 pic.twitter.com/dPxt9yZjCG

— Android (@Android) June 18, 2022

The hilarious 40-second video says Drake’s new song “refers to the phenomenon when an iPhone user gets stuck” or tries to text someone who doesn’t have an iPhone, saying “It’s pretty hard anyway. ».

Android then joked “if only a team of super-talented Apple engineers could solve this problem,” stating that it was only a problem Apple could solve and that Apple “just needs to adopt RCS to make messaging more secure and compatible between platforms”. .

Google previously asked Apple to adopt RCS so that messaging between platforms like iOS and Android would be less fragmented. The topic has become an antitrust talking point in particular, leading some commentators to suggest that Apple is trying to keep people in its ecosystem and buying its best iPhones by making iMessage exclusive. The problem is largely confined to the United States, where the proliferation of iPhones and the ratio of iPhones to Android devices is much higher. In other parts of the world, users tend to use a variety of cross-platform messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. RCS does not support end-to-end encryption like WhatsApp or iMessage and does not have any kind of cross-device compatibility for use on desktop or portable devices like iMessage.

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