Nothing's iMessage for Android hack sounds a little extreme

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It's the ultimate in "You can't sit with us" social stigma. The green bubble. For years Apple has refused to let Androids send iMessages, limiting the coveted blue bubble to iPhone users. But plucky startup Nothing might have found an audacious way around Apple's walled garden.

The brand behind the likes of the Nothing Phone 2 has announced a new messaging app, titled, as you might expect, Nothing Chats. Launching in beta on 17 November, it claims to be the first messaging solution from a mobile company to address "one of the biggest frustrations between Android and iOS users by bringing blue bubbles to Android." But it isn't quite as simple as it sounds.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.