Sunbird, the app that brought iMessage to Android, has temporarily shut down the service due to “security concerns.” as we can read in 9to5Google. In a notice to users, Sunbird says it has “decided to pause use of Sunbird for now.” while investigating reports that your messages are not actually end-to-end encrypted.
Sunbird launched in 2022 as a messaging app that tries to end the blue bubble and green bubble battle in iMessage (Yes, for some reason this is a big deal for users.) It has only been available to those who signed up for their waiting list, touting numerous privacy features such as end-to-end encryption, no message data collection, and no ads.
However, last week, Sunbird partnered with Nothing on the launch of Nothing Chats. The Sunbird-powered messaging service was supposed to allow Nothing Phone 2 owners to send text messages via iMessagebut the app was removed from the Google Play Store just one day after its launch after seeing how the application was not secure at all.
The app has been completely removed from the Play Store, and Sunbird has simply mentioned that it will update users about the situation when the company is ready to proceed, so it is possible that application problems are fundamentally serious or irreparable.
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