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[Update: Nope] Android Q may deliver RCS support to third-party apps, finally simplifying things at least a bit for consumers

[Update: Nope] Android Q may deliver RCS support to third-party apps, finally simplifying things at least a bit for consumers

RCS has taken years to gain widespread network support, and we're still suffering through carrier interoperability issues. The current landscape is nothing if not entirely overcomplicated to navigate, especially for consumers. But the subject may become a bit simpler once Android Q rolls around, as pile of new RCS-specific APIs has popped up in AOSP, presumably bound for the next Android release. These APIs may finally provide third-party apps with the ability to work with RCS on supported carriers. 

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A wild new pair of Google device codenames appears! Say hello to 'medaka' and 'salmon'

A wild new pair of Google device codenames appears! Say hello to 'medaka' and 'salmon'

Google's first-party Android-powered hardware is typically given a literally fishy name during development, and two new species have been spotted in a recent AOSP commit. Medaka and salmon are the two new hardware names, and according to test associated with the change, they're "chin devices," whatever that means.

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