Why Apple Isn't Launching iMessage for Android

Why Apple Isn't Launching iMessage for Android

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Walt Mossberg reveals why Apple isn't bringing iMessage to Android as rumored prior to WWDC in an article for The Verge.

When I asked a senior Apple executive why iMessage wasn’t being expanded to other platforms, he gave two answers. First, he said, Apple considers its own user base of 1 billion active devices to provide a large enough data set for any possible AI learning the company is working on. And, second, having a superior messaging platform that only worked on Apple devices would help sales of those devices — the company’s classic (and successful) rationale for years.

This is pretty much the expected and logical reason for not expanding iMessage to Android. With services such as Apple Music, the company makes money off subscribers. However, iMessage on Android would cost them potential customers.

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Why Apple Isn't Launching iMessage for AndroidWhy Apple Isn't Launching iMessage for AndroidWhy Apple Isn't Launching iMessage for Android

GinoP - June 18, 2016 at 12:42am
This is so obvious. Part of the reason using iPhone is iMessages.
Gally88 - June 17, 2016 at 12:08pm
There will be no iMessage on Android because for Apple, Android is bad. So no products. Everything starting with i is Apple exclusive and has to be connected ONLY with their own products. Period. With warm regards, Happy Android User http://shareranks.com/
MJcj - June 17, 2016 at 9:13am
They shouldn't be allowed to make the same mistake as blackberry did with their BBM.
SimonSays - June 17, 2016 at 2:19am
Good. I hope those idiots that spend their hard earned money on a POS android phone that will never get software updates and be obsolete by the time they bring it home and take it out of the box never get iMessage.
Areilly111 - June 17, 2016 at 5:27am
More like the other way around. Updates come faster to main stream android devices and when they stop supporting that device there will always be a big community for making custom Roma for it. And the life is a lot longer then apples 2-3 major updates.
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