Nothing, the London-based smartphone maker, has announced a new messaging platform called Nothing Chats that will allow Android users to send iMessages. The app, which is developed in partnership with Sunbird, will be available exclusively on Nothing Phone (2) devices.
How it works
Nothing Chats will work by routing iMessages through a Sunbird server. This means that when an Android user sends an iMessage to an iPhone user, the message will first be sent to the Sunbird server, which will then forward it to the iPhone user. This will make it appear as if the iMessage was sent from an iPhone.
Benefits of using Nothing Chats
There are several benefits to using Nothing Chats. First, it will allow Android users to send iMessages to iPhone users without having to switch to an iPhone. Second, it will allow Android users to see typing indicators, read receipts, and message reactions in iMessage conversations. Finally, it will allow Android users to send messages to groups that include both Android and iPhone users.
When will it be available?
Nothing Chats will be available to Nothing Phone (2) users in early access starting on November 17, 2023. The app will be rolled out to a wider audience in the coming months.
What are the limitations?
There are a few limitations to Nothing Chats. First, it will only be available on Nothing Phone (2) devices. Second, it will not support all of the features that are available in the iOS version of iMessage. Finally, it is not clear how long the early access period will last.
Overall, Nothing Chats is a promising new app that will allow Android users to send iMessages to iPhone users. However, it is important to note that the app is still in early access and there are a few limitations. I will continue to monitor the development of Nothing Chats and provide updates as they become available.