Sorry for all Android users, but… No iMessage for you. One of the biggest rumors about the app iOS 10 messages indicated that the platform would receive Android support , but finally it didn’t.
Android fans who have been waiting for Apple to launch Messages on Android will not be getting the blue chat snacks any time soon, as has been confirmed (or denied) by Apple executives at WWDC.
But why won’t Apple introduce iMessage on Android? Want to know why? Keep reading!
Exclusivity brings benefits
Cupertino’s company has revealed over the course of this week several reasons why iMessage is better left where it is, without reaching Android.
Walt Mossberg , a reporter specializing in Apple news, has investigated the question during WWDC and has obtained two quite interesting, and reasonable, answers for which Android users will not have iMessage.
Firstly, Apple considers that its large database of more than 1 billion active devices provides ENOUGH data for the artificial intelligence learning the company is working on.
Secondly, having a superior instant messaging application that is only available on Apple devices will help improve sales of those devices. Exclusivity, a strategy that Apple has employed for years
Apple has released several applications on Android
On the other hand, it’s funny how Apple does offer other applications on Android when it suits them. Last year Apple Music landed on Android, and also an application called Move to iOS that helps users migrate from one operating system to another.
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