March 5, 2024


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Sunbird iMessage on Android Example

I am using Sunbird with iMessage for Android. It works.

Sunbird iMessage on Android Example

C. Scott Brown / Android Authority


  • The just-introduced Sunbird app promises to convey iMessage to Android for absolutely free with no require for hardware aside from an Android cell phone.
  • I have analyzed out an early version of the application and can verify it performs.
  • The app however has a long way to go ahead of it will be a practical remedy, however.

Sunbird was variety plenty of to give me early entry to an alpha model of the app yesterday. Even though I was capable to join my Apple ID to the app, messaging did not perform. However, right now, I was capable to use a assortment of iMessage features applying a non permanent “dummy” account loaned to me by Sunbird.

The stop outcome of this is that I can affirm Sunbird will work. It authorized me to use iMessage on Android.

Of course, this is an alpha application so it doesn’t get the job done flawlessly. Plenty of options are missing and factors really don’t get the job done really as expected. Even so, as a evidence-of-concept, it is sound and demonstrates Sunbird could be the authentic deal.

Sunbird: iMessage on Android

Sunbird iMessage on Android Group Chat

C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

As mentioned, Sunbird loaned me an Apple account for these tests. We are even now operating on hoping to get my private account to do the job as meant. Nevertheless, with this loaned account, this is what I was ready to do:

  • Connect Sunbird to the loaned Apple ID
  • Deliver and receive blue-bubble texts with other Iphone people
  • Use an Iphone to react to messages and see people messages on the Android cell phone
  • Get started a group chat on the Android product in which all people has a blue bubble
  • Respond to team chat messages with the Iphone and see all those reactions in the complete chat
  • Mail and acquire total-top quality media
  • Mail and get vCards

That’s a fairly robust checklist of capabilities. Having said that, there are plenty of issues lacking:

  • You can’t respond to an iMessage from the Android phone
  • Go through receipts do not operate on possibly conclusion
  • Typing indicators do not perform on either close
  • Some checks I experimented with to perform did not do the job at all, i.e. the recipient in no way been given the information

Keep in intellect that this is an alpha edition of the application, so it is envisioned that issues would be damaged. When you take into consideration that yesterday I was not even ready to mail or get a single concept and today I was able to do everything I did, the complete condition seems fairly promising.

I will go on doing the job with Sunbird to deal with these troubles. It will be appealing to see if the company’s other statements — whole conclude-to-conclusion encryption, no-charge assistance, no other hardware required, etc. — hold genuine. Either way, this is really thrilling.