February 26, 2024

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The Morning After: Google uses Drake’s “Texts Go Green” to explain RCS to Apple

The Morning After

Google has been trying to get Apple to adopt the GSMA’s RCS messaging protocol, from inaccurate strikes at I/O 2022 to long Twitter threads from the Android chief. The latest tool from the makers of Android? Drake’s words.

The official Android account on Twitter shared an “unofficial lyrical explainer video” for “Texts Go Green”, the third song from Drake’s latest album. Both the title and the chorus refer to what happens when an iPhone user blocks someone from communicating with them through iMessage, which defaults to messages as SMS and loses features like read receipts.

The Twitter account is quickly getting rid of any cultural flair by referencing the lyrics of a recent song from Drake’s song, dubbed “real sausage.” And close my Twitter app.

– Matt Smith

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