With the launch of the Galaxy S21 yesterday, Samsung and Google announced a native Messages experience for the Galaxy S21. While it wasn’t clear at first what that meant beyond pre-installing the Messages app on Samsung’s phones, a closer look at the image Samsung shared shed some light on the topic.
When Google mandates its apps as the default experience on other Android phones, it doesn’t always look good. OEMs like Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo often have their own set of default apps with alternate design languages that clash with Google’s very minimal tastes creating an overall incoherent experience. While many would like OEMs to adopt a more stock Android look, a move like this is a good middle-ground where all sides win.
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