Sprint Becomes First Operator to Launch Service with Google; GSMA’s Universal Profile Now Backed by 58 Global Operators and Manufacturers
LONDON - Saturday, November 5th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA welcomes today’s announcement by Google and mobile operator Sprint that Sprint has become first to partner with Google to deploy the GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging1. The profile, which is backed by 58 global operators, OEMs and OS providers, upgrades existing operator messaging services, providing users with a common, consistent and globally interoperable service that includes features such as group chat, hi-res photo sharing and read receipts. Sprint’s service is available from today via the Messenger app for Android devices developed by Google to subscribers using Android. In 2017, all new Android devices from Sprint will come pre-loaded with Messenger for Android.
“We are delighted that Sprin
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