Samsung on Wednesday announced a collaboration with Google for the latter's Rich Communication Services (RCS) on Android. The collaboration involves the integration of Android Messages and Samsung Messages to work together and offer features including the ability to chat over Wi-Fi networks, create rich group chats, see typing indicators and read receipts, and share high-quality multimedia across multiple platforms. As part of this collaboration, the combined RCS features will be first brought to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well as every new Samsung smartphone launched here on. Phones running on supported carriers will be the first to get the features.
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