Apple Planning to Launch iMessage on Android, Compete Against WhatsApp
At the moment, iMessage is deeply baked into iOS, so only those with an iPhone or iPad can chat with each other, but it turns out that Apple might be having a plan to make it widely available to those who aren’t part of its ecosystem.
There’s a new report out there claiming that Apple might be bringing iMessage on Android devices, and an announcement in this regard could be made as soon as WWDC, which kicks off next week.
Although details are very scarce right now, MacDailyNews claims that bringing iMessage on Android is part of Apple’s efforts to invest more in services, a strategy that most tech companies seem to embrace these days, including rival Microsoft.
But bringing iMessage on Android could actually be a double-edged sword for Apple, as it could indeed pay off and attract more users to its services, but it might at the same time do more harm than… (read more)