Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The new Nothing allows you to use Apple messages on Android

Nothing, the company of OnePlus founder Carl Pei, has announced the launch of an app for its Android terminals compatible with Apple Messages. Yes indeed, It is not very clear if the application complies with Apple’s terms and conditions, but the truth is that it is a reality. Your name? Nothing Chats.

The Nothing app uses the Sunbird system, an unofficial iMessage client that has been available for a year since last year and already has more than 10,000 downloads on Google Play Store. The move is risky, since Apple can block the use of Sunbird at any time to prevent it from being used with its communication protocol.

Additionally, not using Sunbird or the Nothing app requires having an Apple ID. It is mandatory since in order to use Apple messages in Nothing Chats, users must log in with their Apple ID, with the risks that this entails. The app includes end-to-end encryption in accordance with Sunbird’s privacy policy.

Nothing Chats brings messages from Apple to Android

Regarding the exact Apple messaging features that Nothing Chats includes, Carl Pei has confirmed that The application is compatible with both individual and group chats, typing indicators, full-size media sharing, and voice memos. Nothing more for now. According to the company, other features will arrive later, including read receipts and reactions to messages and replies.

Although Sunbird is not something new, it is not very clear if Apple will allow Nothing to move forward with its plans. And although the European Union is pushing for Apple messages to also work on other platforms, for now There is no official position that forces the company to open its ecosystem.

Be that as it may, our recommendation is that you think carefully about which applications, outside of Apple’s own, you allow access to your Apple ID, since it is the gateway to your Apple ecosystem, and they include from your banking details to things as delicate as your health details if you have ever owned an iPhone.

For now, yes, the application will only be available on the Phone 2, inside and outside the United States. It will be available to users in North America, the EU and other European countries starting this Friday, November 17.

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