Android Messages on Chrome OS: Chat is getting closer
A new commit in Android Open Source Project confirms that Android Messages will be integrated into Chrome OS. Google’s SMS message application will work much better with the Chromebook operating system and, presumably, by extension it will, with the Chrome browser on any other platform. The new commit is defined like this:
“Add a feature flag for CrOS Android Messages integration”.
So it leaves little room for doubt as to what is unfolding. Although at first it might sound strange considering that in the announcement of Chat it was confirmed that a new web client was working, this does not have to be the case. Yes Android Messages it will remain as the application that the system will use Chat, it makes sense that it is the basis of the new communications service. In turn, there is nothing to indicate that they are two separate projects, and they are probably the same development, perhaps with different branches.
No details are offered yet, however, regarding how this integration would work. One might expect that messages could be answered from some kind of notification, in the style of using Pushbullet, so that it is not necessary to open the entire application every time. In turn, there is still little news regarding how the web service and the mobile app would connect, and whether or not it would depend on the account of Google. The company has not yet disclosed all the details of Chat, so it only remains to wait.
Chat, the future of instant messaging on Android to compete with Facebook and Apple
For those of you who don’t know, Chat is the future messaging system for Android. It will be used through the application Android Messages and it will use the RCS standard, a system based on SMS but which adds functions necessary today, such as group chats, communication via the Internet, and so on. His birth supposes the death of Google Allo and a new attempt by Google to dominate the instant messaging sector to compete against Facebook and, above all, the iMessages of Manzana. You have all the details in the following article: