Samsung's official Giphy page puts out weird comeback GIFs to send to your iMessage buddies

Humza

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Samsung produces industry leading hardware and in the smartphone market its OLED displays are second to none. But when it comes to software and services, the company is aware of Apple's iMessage lock-in phenomenon where Android users, with their green chat text bubbles, are often looked down on and left out of group chats by their iPhone pals.

Although there are plenty of third-party messaging apps that users on both platforms communicate through, there's still a sizeable chunk of iMessage users, exclusive to Apple, exchanging texts in blue bubbles.

Feeling for those in the Android camp, Samsung on its official Giphy page, has come up with a 30+ collection of weird GIFs that you can send to your iPhone friends (and risk your friendship in the process).

"You know what it’s like to be the green bubble. We made a whole gallery of green GIFs so you can message your blue bubble friends and show them it’s good to be green. #GreenDontCare"

Well apparently, it seems Samsung does care as the company went through such a marketing exercise meant to imply the superiority of "green bubbles" over blue ones.

This green chameleon certainly doesn't like taking on a blue color.

How about a green snake gobbling up blue bubbles?

Or you can also tell your iPhone friends to "deal with it," Samsung style.

The Verge reports that Samsung apparently also reached out to popular Instagrammers to share these GIFs with the #GreenDontCare hashtag with mixed results.

While the cause of all this is rather unfortunate, let's hope this remains a friendly exercise among the Android/ iOS folks that's quickly forgotten in favor of other prevalent issues on both platforms.

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Salty much?
Salty, maybe... But mindlessly hating android text messages based on color solely because a company brainwashed you to do so? Saltiest!

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This must be a Millennial or younger thing as I had never heard of the green vs blue thing before reading this article. We support thousands of users here with various phones and nothing about messaging system snobbery has been mentioned by anyone.
 

MonsterZero

TS Evangelist
Salty much?
Salty, maybe... But mindlessly hating android text messages based on color solely because a company brainwashed you to do so? Saltiest!

*SALT* *SALT* *SALT*
This must be a Millennial or younger thing as I had never heard of the green vs blue thing before reading this article. We support thousands of users here with various phones and nothing about messaging system snobbery has been mentioned by anyone.
Yep. Millennial thing, (full disclosure I am 39) but the podcast WHY’D YOU PUSH THAT BUTTON on The Verge has two millennial's cover the subject. It basically comes down to specifically an iPhone user view that they are superior and people without iPhones (green texters) are somehow less cool because they aren't on the iMessage platform.
 

Christiaaan

TS Enthusiast
This must be a Millennial or younger thing as I had never heard of the green vs blue thing before reading this article. We support thousands of users here with various phones and nothing about messaging system snobbery has been mentioned by anyone.
"we" lmfao