Microsoft is currently testing Dialer, a new voice messaging app made for India. The app is made for Android by the Skype team, and is Microsoft’s attempt to tap into a market where high speed internet isn’t common. While the app may be coming to other places at some point in the future, India is where it’s going to be tested.
There’s no word yet on whether or not the Dialer app is going to be able to support any video calling feature, but sources told Gadget 360 that video sharing of some kind is going to be present. On an application that’s built to do well on slower internet connections, live video chat seems unlikely – though there’s no way to know for sure.
This new “Skype Lite” application seems like it could be a huge help to those who live in places where slow and unreliable internet is a common issue, and it should be exciting to see where the application is headed going forward. A Microsoft representative stated that “If you live in India and have an Android phone and would like to get involved, sign up to our Pre-Release program via the Skype Community page.”
Microsoft has not officially announced Dialer, so there’s no way for us to know exactly when it’s going to be coming to India, much less when it will come to the rest of the world. If you’re in India and interested in getting your hands on this app as soon as possible, head to the Skype Community Page and join their pre-release program. Dialer is sure to be a helpful addition to the application library of anybody who wants to have more reliable voice chat in areas that can’t guarantee high speed internet.Further reading: Android, Dialer, Microsoft, Skype, Windows Phone