I think Android is solid but default SMS messaging sucks. I miss iMessage. I miss iMessage’s encryption by default, rich content handling, group features, and that it rarely crashes when sending photos.
I know there are other messaging options (whatsapp, telegram, [email protected]#%^$#k messanger) but ALL of my friends and family use iMessage or the default Android messages app. I would pay $2/month for iMessage if offered for Android. Would you pay for iMessage if Apple offered it for Android?
<p>iMessage is as overrated as the iPhone. It's just an SMS app. You send a message, you get a message and that's it. I have both an Android phone (mine) and a work assigned iPhone 7. LOL….what exactly is the difference? The answer is simple….NONE. One is better off using Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber,…….even plain old email to gt a message over.</p><p><br></p><p>The bottomline is this: I was right years ago, when I said that NO ONE CARES about a computer's operating……and NO ONE really cares about a phone text messaging app. It's just a messaging app and like I said, one is better off with a platform agnostic one like the ones I mentioned above.</p>
<p>iMessage/Messages has become a rich platform in itself, with extensions, apps, and payments, and there's no way Apple is going to offer that up to a competitor. The blue bubble status symbol is also something Apple users pride themselves in – if you're green, you're obscene. Apple people don't want Fandroids turning blue.</p>