Microsoft Dialer

Microsoft is currently engaged in closed beta testing for a new Dialer app for Android devices in India. However, a new report claims that the app will be launched at some point for Windows Phone devices as well.

Gadgets 360 reports that the Android version of the Dialer app was created by Microsoft's Skype team as a replacement for Google's stock phone dialer app. The main purposes of Microsoft's app is to let users call each other on slower 3G and even 2G networks in India. It adds:

"Additionally, Microsoft's Dialer allows users to look up contact information of people, offices, and other nearby places like railway stations from within the app. What's more, Dialer offers users Truecaller-like real-time information about the caller and provides users a quick option to block spam callers. While Truecaller uses crowdsourced data to power its database, it's not clear at this point where Microsoft is sourcing this information."

The report says that the Android version of Dialer will be officially launched in India in December. However, it adds that a Windows Phone version will also be made available sometime in early 2016. So far, Microsoft has not yet confirmed this report.

Source: Gadgets 360; Via: Neowin