Apple Actually Developed iMessage for Android with Material Design
iMessage continues to be an iOS-exclusive feature despite rumors that Apple might be bringing it on Android, and there’s a good reason for this.
Apple is well aware of the fact that iMessage is an important feature for many of its users and releasing it on Android could make the transition to the rival platform easier, thus having a strong impact on its own sales.
And while from Apple’s perspective launching an Android version of iMessage doesn’t make sense, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the company didn’t consider expanding the messaging platform beyond iOS.
Daring Fireball, who has a good track on Apple leaks, claims that iMessage for Android was actually developed and internal concepts featuring Material Design were tested by company engineers. As a result, although iMessage for Android is not yet available, it’s quite impossible to rule out the possibility of getting it at some point in … (read more)