Google has released a statement in response to Apple’s announcement that iPhones will begin supporting the RCS standard in 2024, a demand that Google has been pushing for some time. According to Google, it is essential for everyone to be able to communicate in a modern and secure format, regardless of the phone they use. This is why Google has been actively promoting the adoption of the RCS standard. We are now delighted to see Apple taking the first steps towards supporting RCS and we welcome their collaboration with GSMA to develop RCS that can be compatible with a wide range of devices while maintaining security. Google is ready to join forces with Apple to bring RCS to iOS for everyone.
TLDR: Google is pleased that Apple will start supporting RCS, a modern and secure communication standard, and is ready to collaborate with them to bring RCS to iOS.