Nothing, a tech company, has announced the removal of its new messaging app, Nothing Chats, from the Google App Store. The app was launched last week and allowed users to send and receive messages via iMessage on an Android device using Sunbird technology. However, just a day after its release, Nothing announced that the beta version of the messaging app had been removed from the Play Store to work with Sunbird to “fix a few bugs”. The launch has been delayed “until further notice”, as detailed by the manufacturer in a post where they also apologized for the delay and assured that they will continue to work to do “the right thing for users”.
Security and privacy concerns have arisen due to some users and cybersecurity experts warning about the lack of encryption in messages sent through Nothing Chats. They claim that Sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end, which means that Sunbird and Nothing have access to all messages sent and received through the app. For example, developer Dylan Rowsell criticized Sunbird, saying that they have access to all messages sent and received through the app and that all documents sent are “public”. This is because Sunbird decrypts messages sent by users and sends them to a cloud server over an insecure connection before storing them in an unencrypted format.
In conclusion, Nothing’s new messaging app, Nothing Chats, has been removed from the Google App Store due to several bugs related to Sunbird technology. Security and privacy concerns have arisen due to some users and experts warning about the lack of encryption in messages sent through Nothing Chats. These issues have led to