Google has been working on bringing RCS or Rich Communication Services to Android phones for a while now. This communication method isn’t really new since it’s been around for some years. However, OEMs and carriers have failed to implement the service in Android phones up until now.

Samsung is currently one of the only major Android OEMs to bring RCS support on its devices globally. Of course, not all Samsung phones have support for the service right off the bat. Thus, the company is enabling it via OTA updates on eligible smartphones.

The latest phone to pick up Rich Communication Services is the Samsung Galaxy A70. It was launched last year and came with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Since then, it’s received the Android 10 or One UI 2.0 update.

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With the new June security update, Samsung has now enabled RCS messaging on Galaxy A70 units sold in the US. This is in line with 9to5google’s report claiming that Google and Samsung are now working together to bring the feature to more Galaxy smartphones.

A Galaxy A70 owner shared a screenshot on Reddit of the RCS feature after it was enabled on the device.

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The company announced its partnership with Google in late April and since then a number of Galaxy devices have received support for RCS messaging. A couple of months ago, we also reported that some Android phones in India are also receiving the RCS function.

Unfortunately, Rich Communication Services hasn’t really taken off yet. This is due to the fact that the feature has still not been widely adopted. Hence, we will have to wait for more devices to bag RCS support for it to finally replace traditional SMS/MMS services.

Nonetheless, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is also in line to receive Samsung’s One UI 2.1 skin. You can check out our Samsung Android 10 update tracker to know when it’s released for the Galaxy A70 and other Samsung phones.

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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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