Nothing Chats Aims to Bring iMessage to Android, but It Sounds Messy

From CNET: A new texting app claims to bring Apple's iMessage system to an Android phone, but you'll want to pay close attention to how it works, as it's certainly not sanctioned by the iPhone-maker.

Nothing Chats, which UK-based phone-maker Nothing announced Tuesday, will launch in beta on Nov. 17 as an alternative to the Google Messages app that currently ships with its Nothing Phone 2. Nothing Chats uses Sunbird -- a cross-platform texting service currently in its own beta period -- to offer support for Apple's iMessage service, which in theory will allow users of Nothing's flagship phone the ability to text iPhone users as if they're on an iPhone themselves, appearing as a blue bubble. Nothing Chats will also support texting over RCS to other Android phones, along with SMS and MMS.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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