iMessage was Apple’s answer to Blackberry’s BBM instant messaging service, which saw a strong popularity in its golden days. Apple connected Mac OSX and iOS users with the iMessage instant messaging service, and convinced many iPhone users to not jump the ship and embrace android. Thanks to the efforts of a developer who goes by the name “bboyairwreck”, Android users can now use PieMessage on their Android-powered smartphones.The android app called PieMessage basically emulates the iMessage app on an android device, helping you send and receiving iMessages without being tied down to an iPhone. Since the iMessage alternative app for android is not officially endorsed by Apple, it does come with a significant catch. In order for you to use PieMessage app, you need an iMac or a MacBook, which bridges your Android device to the iMessage service.How the app works is that it uses the server connection of your MacBook and iMac to send and receive iMessages, which are then rerouted to your Android device. This means that, not only do you need a Mac OSX device to run PieMessage, but also need to keep the system turned on whenever you want to use the iMessage service.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool