Tango Video Calling

Tango, the popular VoIP and messaging app has quite a cult following in the Windows Phone community. There are a handful of you out there that prefer the app over Skype. And that’s ok, we’re about choice for the consumers. However, Tango has been absent from the Windows Phone 8 Store for quite some time and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change.

In an interview with TruTower, the Tango team spoke about their past, present, and future. Part of that future had to do with whether or not they have plans to support Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8. Here’s what they had to say:

“We’re currently watching the Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 space very closely to see how it takes off before we commit to supporting it.”

Sorry to rain on your parade, but we might just need to wait a bit longer for Tango on our Windows Phone 8 devices. This is one of those rare moments where an app is available for Windows Phone 7.x and new users are left out.

While looking into future messaging apps on the platform, TruTower also got the dirt on whether or not we could see IMO Messenger pop up in the Windows Phone Store. IMO Messenger is another messaging service that has a following with iOS and Android users. They too are actively observing the Windows Phone 8 space, but don’t have any current plans to develop for it.

Anybody still looking forward to Tango on Windows Phone 8? Let us hear your cry below.

Source: Tango, IMO

Thanks for the tip Jessica!