Wouldn’t it be great if Apple published Messages app for Android devices? No. That’s Kate MacKenzie’s take.
In product marketing, differentiation is a key component. Differentiation is what Apple is all about. Apple hardware is differentiated from competitors in quality and price. Apple’s own iOS and macOS are differentiated from Android and Windows.
Differentiation is what makes the world go around.
Why not Messages on Android?
All those apps help Apple to sell hardware. Apple is a hardware company. Whatever helps Apple sell more hardware and bring in more revenue and profits is where Apple will go. Messages helps to differentiate iPhone from the standard Android riffraff.
Which is why you won’t see Messages on Android. Like, duh!