Late yesterday, Google and Huawei both announced an agreement where by the Chinese manufacture will start integrating the RCS-powered Android Messages app into their upcoming devices. The move means that Huawei will abandon their current messaging app in favor of Google’s for a richer user experience.
With Android Messages and RCS messaging, HUAWEI devices will offer a rich native messaging and communications experience. Features such as texting over WiFi, rich media sharing, group chats, and typing indicators will now be a default part of the device. Messages from businesses will also be upgraded on HUAWEI’s devices through RCS business messaging from Google.
Huawei also announced that they will be integrating with Google Duo for video calls directly from Messages via carrier’s ViLTE services.