This is based on the APK teardown of the latest version of Android Messages (which for those unfamiliar is Android's default messaging app for SMS, MMS) in which there were some references made to the upcoming feature. You will be guided to visit a website, scan the QR code and start receiving messages in the web interface.
Code in the latest version of Android Messages, Google's SMS app, seems to point at two new features, one of which may allow users to send text messages from their computer.
As long as there is cellular connectivity, you should be able to receive incoming messages.
As a watered-down version of the full app, expect Google Maps Go to offer basic functionalities like the ability to see your location, get directions to a place via auto, train, bus or by walking and allowing you to see your saved places. Supported browsers could include Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer. Signed in devices will also be shown in the settings.
If the new Android Messages feature is implemented, 'Android Messages will share the same basic setup procedure with Allo, ' according to software engineer and writer Cody Tombs.
Perhaps the most important addition that will make a lot of people happy is the possibility of rolling out Rich Communication Services (RCS), a protocol that was devised to succeed SMS.
A feature that's more aimed at RCS functionality, though really, once you're messaging on the web or phone is there really a difference? Maybe RCS would support the ability to replace a carrier with another provider and Google would act as an intermediary for messaging.
Google might finally focus on the Android Messages app to compete with Apple.
Well, it seems that as of this week, Google has opened up the availability of Maps Go to everyone, including users in the United States who aren't using an Android Go device. The text in the code refers to features including texting through data connection, typing status, read receipts, and sending high-quality photos. Though the support for sending money to friends was rolled out for Google Wallet in November previous year, it was not convenient for business purposes.