Listen: Why Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage
"Carriers than apple does and Google is also bad at executing Google is kind of a mess, but they're also missing out on a chance to sell more phones possibly and to make more advertising money apple is cashing in on the iphone. I message clout if you want to use I message you need to buy an iphone, and that means that they sell more I phones because if. I wanna talk to somebody in that person. Only wants talk me. An I message I have to have an iphone. So there's a big network affect their where you kind of get locked into it. It's also like making money off a messaging app isn't the easiest thing to do in the world. What's up used to cost a buck? Now, it's got advertising apple doesn't like making money off of advertising and actually has never been very good at it. And so if they were to bring I message to Android how they would pay for it much less how they would keep it secure are both very open questions. But there might be some money in that. I message store for them, especially if they bring it to Android, but not knows how much and would it be more than apple currently makes by people who feel like they just have to keep buying iphones because they stay an I message. All right. So to wrap all this up. I wanna point out that I message has been around for a while. And we're still talking about the blue and green bubble problems. But Diener says this probably won't stop anytime soon. Don't worry. Caitlyn? We can keep. Talking about this long. After this episode ends nobody has come up with a global winner in terms of this text messaging standard, I messages, really really popular in the US. She go to Europe. And India, it's what's app. Facebook messenger is popular in other areas of the world. You know, you've got we chat in China. You got an a line in Japan. And so there's a whole bunch of regional dominance. But there's no like global defacto everybody just uses this. So go ahead and use it. And that means that though, there's always the sense of like, well, do I actually have all of my friends on this texting app network that I want and we're just not there. And even if we get there with our CS, it's still gonna feel crappy because our CS is an encrypted."