As the world awaits the introduction of Android 4.4, a new detail of the next version of the operating system has been revealed: Google will offer KitKat native support for third-party SMS applications. With this, users will be able to freely choose their SMS app in the future.
As a motivation for this, Google cites the goal of providing a more consistent and predictable user experience. Until now, developers had to use hidden APIs to program their SMS apps, a practice that brings instability to the service.
In theory, users will have more freedom of choice with KitKat as regards the messaging provider. But, as usual, Google already has a plan: rumors and leaked screenshots indicate that the next version of Hangouts will integrate SMS and MMS functions.
Every measure that brings more freedom to the welcome user, don't you think?
. (tagsToTranslate) Android 4.4 (t) SMS (t) support apps (t) Android 4.4 Kitkat