According to sources, Apple is finally bringing iMessage for Android users
According to reports, next week at WWDC, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be announcing a new feature for Android, which will be the popular encrypted iMessage service for Android users all over the world. Apple also stated that its iMessage service is the most secure messaging service currently offered and even the company is unable to access user messages sent through the iMessage platform. iMessage is currently available for iPhone, iPad and iPod users, that are running iOS 5 or newer versions of the OS. The service is also available on Mac devices that are utilizing OS X Mountain Lion.
Apple’s messaging service has seen a significant increase in the number of users, as the service being extremely secure and fast. The company in February stated that 200,000 iMessages are sent every second. This is the second time Apple will be making one of its services available to users that are on a different platform other than the company’s. Last year, the company released Apple Music for Android users, though the service failed to bring in users. Apple is also expected to bring Apple Pay to iMessages, which would allow person-to-person payments for the first time.
At WWDC next week, Apple is also expected to release a number of new software upgrades for iOS, tvOS, WatchOS and Mac OS X. Siri looks like to be a major attraction at WWDC this year, as reports indicate that the Cupertino-based tech giant is working on a Siri-powered home speaker that looks to rival against Amazon Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo and Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Home speaker.
If Apple does release iMessage for Android, it will be a smart move by the company to help grow its user base over time. Sources claim that the new service will definitely be coming at WWDC this year, but Apple is yet to comment on this.