Nothing Brings iMessage Compatibility to Android
Introducing Nothing Chats – a messaging solution, powered by Sunbird, that brings blue bubbles to Phone (2)
New York, November 14, 2023 – Nothing, the London-based consumer technology brand, announces the launch of Nothing Chats, the first end-to-end encrypted messaging solution from a mobile company that addresses one of the biggest frustrations between Android and iOS users by bringing blue bubbles to Android.
Starting November 17th when the app is available for download on the Google Play store, text messages sent directly from Nothing Phone (2) can be delivered as a blue bubble (versus the traditional Android green) to any iPhone via iMessage. Nothing Chats aims to break down communications barriers related to messaging platform incompatibility and the social stigma that becomes associated with it as a byproduct.
“At Nothing, we strive to bridge the gaps between people and technology. We understand that the blue bubble vs. green bubble dilemma, especially in North America – although seemingly ridiculous – is real. Nothing Chats allows for freedom of communication between anyone regardless of their brand of smartphone – which is how it should be,” said Carl Pei, Co-founder and CEO of Nothing. “We want to remind consumers that they do have a choice when it comes to device selection and that their daily behaviors should not be dictated by any one company.”
Nothing Chats is currently in beta and offers users RCS as well as a number of iMessage features including P2P and group messaging, high-resolution media sharing, and read and delivery receipts with more to come in the future.
Nothing partnered with Sunbird, a US technology company specializing in cross-platform Android and web messaging, to develop Nothing Chats. Built on Sunbird’s architecture, all Nothing Chats messages are end-to-end encrypted so users can feel confident in the security of their messages.
Nothing Chats will be available for download on the Google Play Store to Phone (2) users in the US, Canada, UK, EU, and other European countries including Norway and Switzerland, starting November 17th. For more information please visit nothing.tech.
Nothing is here to make tech fun again. Founded in 2020, their debut smartphone, Phone (1), made Time Magazine’s prestigious “Best Inventions of 2022”. Through cutting-edge design and user interface innovation, the London-based company is creating an alternative ecosystem of tech products for the young and creative. Nothing’s products are developed in close collaboration with their community, which includes over 8,000 private investors, and are crafted with sustainability at the forefront. In 2023, the company launched Phone (2) with wide acclaim from community, media and design enthusiasts alike, and across all products exceeded the two million products shipped milestone.
Founded in 2022, Sunbird Messaging is a mobile app for Android that seamlessly allows users to text with blue bubbles, encrypting text messaging between iMessage and Android where there currently is none. Sunbird is a unified messaging inbox for the world’s top messaging apps, including iMessage, RCS (Google Messages), SMS and more global messaging platforms coming soon in 2024.