Beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S22 sequence, Samsung ships its smartphones with the Google Messages app because the default messaging app. Earlier than this, Samsung had its personal inventory messaging app that was suitable with RCS because the default app within the US. In the meantime, the S21 sequence launched in Europe with Google Messages because the default messaging app. The change was famous throughout a phase of MKBHD’s Waveform podcast.
It is not like anybody couldn’t simply head into the Play Retailer and obtain Google’s Messages app, not less than those that have been conscious of the distinction. It’s seemingly that the common consumer gained’t even discover that the app seems to be barely completely different on the Galaxy S22 since Samsung re-designed its inventory messaging app to look extra like Google Messages final 12 months with the S21 sequence within the US.
9to5Google observed that though the Google model of the RCS app is ready because the default on the brand new Galaxy flagships, the Samsung inventory app remains to be discovered on the system and a consumer can swap again to it in the event that they actually wished to.
Google Messages has steadily turn out to be the default messaging app alternative for many Android system OEMs and Samsung is among the many final Android OEM to make the swap to the popular messaging app on Android.