Apple to bring iMessage to Android

Apple's iMessage may finally expand to Android. Citing an anonymous source that is said to be familiar with Apple's plans, MacDailyNews said Apple will "definitely" be bringing iMessage to Android this year, possibly announcing it as soon as next week at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference...

The news follows a report from 9to5Mac earlier this year, where CEO Tim Cook discussed porting additional services to Android. While iMessage was not named by Cook, it would be a logical next service to be released across multiple platforms. According to data released by the Pew Research Center in August, 36% of smartphone owners reported using messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik or iMessage on their smartphones.

IMessage is one of the few messaging apps with end-to-end encryption, which involves using a code to lock the data once the user sends it, while in transit, and up to the point when it's unlocked by the recipient.

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