Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: The social networks of the world are growing at a huge rate. There are more social directed business than there has been in years. It feels like just a couple years ago that the MySpace high was replaced with the even bigger MSN Messenger high. But as internet usage grew, so did the social market place. With the preview of iOS 10 from Apple, iMessage is getting a social, personal touch making it an appealing chatting place even more than it is used now, but not on Android.

iMessage Not for Android

The new iMessage in iOS 10 has a lot going on. You are able to react to specific texts, send fun reactions to your message, stickers and much much more. The iMessage of tomorrow is no longer a standard bubble conversation. Apple has positions themselves with this new iMessage as an alternative to other chat services that we all use everyday. However Apple has a tendency of keeping services under their products and there is one simple reason: profit.

Messaging services are built on the user base. They usually have some way and form of making a profit or reason they are present in the market. It is usually directed at user data, how a customer interactions, and/or ads. They comes with most services, like google scanning your emails and have all related ads show up. Social platforms make money with more use cases, more people using their services, and the more people you have the more you are able to raise. But Apple is not using iMessage to make money, they make the biggest profits on when you buy the device.

iMessage has always been unique to the eco-system because it increases other products to work with this service. Which is a big selling point when purchasing an iPad to have all the messages from one device show up on the other. Or how the iPad allowed many people to use messaging for the very first time without owning an iPhone or even a phone.

There is no reason to move a unique service in the Apple eco-system to a secondary platform when they already over 1 billion Apple devices out in the market, that largely support iMessage already. This begs the question why they would even consider doing something like this, since they have so many devices to support it already.

So no iMessage for Android, for the better.