(2013-05-01) Android Group Messaging Broken
Son been complaining about Group Messaging in his Android Galaxy S. 2013-04-01-SonDroppedNexusOneReplacedWith[[Galaxy S]]
It turns out this has always been an issue in Android! Or more precisely, SMS was never intended for Group Messaging, but Apple did a non-standard handling, so IPhone users get a nice feature but others can't play along.
- I think his point was that his friends would all receive individual messages, and then if they replied it would only come to him.
- Maybe he has the settings wrong? Or maybe it's a version issue? Needs to enter an APN for MMS?
- nope, IMessage features only works with IOS/MacOs X devices, if trying to communicate with something else it reverts to stupid SMS.
Of course, they could all just install some other Group Messaging app, but that's not very realistic if he's the only one (and non-hacker kids, like most people, don't care about supporting more-open systems...).
Sept'2014: My HTC One S still only has Android 4.1.1!?!? Looks like that won't change. I wish I had bought a Nexus Four (it came out a few months after I bought the HTC One S). I'm very tempted to dump this thing for a Nexus Five.....
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