Nothing has announced that its new messaging app, Nothing Chats, has been removed from the Google app store in order to “fix several bugs” related to Sunbird technology. The technology company had introduced Nothing Chats last week as an ‘app’ with the capability to send and receive messages via iMessage on an Android device, all thanks to the Sunbird technology. Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, had also mentioned that it would be made available to users on Phone (2) by the 17th of this month.
However, only a day after its release, Nothing shared that the beta version of the messaging app has been removed from the Play Store in order to work with Sunbird to “fix several bugs”. The launch has been delayed “until further notice,” as detailed by the manufacturer in a post in which they also asked for forgiveness for the delay and assured that they would continue working to do “the right thing for users.”
As detailed by Nothing in a statement, Sunbird’s architecture uses a system to send messages to other users “without storing them at any point in their journey,” so messages are only stored on the device. The chat messages are also end-to-end encrypted, making it impossible for Sunbird or Nothing to access the content sent in Nothing Chats. However, after analyzing the application, some users and cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about privacy and security issues with nothing chats , claiming that sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end.
For example, developer Dylan Roussel has criticized Sunbird , saying they have access to all messages sent and received through