Microsoft is reportedly working to launch Skype Voice Calling app, Dialer which is built especially for slow and unreliable networks in India. Currently, the Indian version of the app is undergoing a beta testing.
“As part of the ongoing improvements to deliver the best experience possible to our users, we are always innovating and occasionally test out new features and functionality on small groups of users in different markets. 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. We have no specific news on product announcements planned in India to share today”,a Microsoft spokesperson.
It is speculated that Dialer will shed the extra flab that makes Skype a resource vigorous app on Android an IOS devices. It is speculated that the app is integrated with Video calling feature, however there is no clarity regarding this capability.
The company officials added that “We have no specific news on product announcements planned in India to share today.”
According to the sources the app is developed by the Skype team and it is expected to be launched in December.
If Microsoft launches such a feature in India, we have to wait and see how the company actually tackles with local demands such as Hike Messenger and WhatsApp.
Earlier, Whatsapp has launched a voice calling feature which gained popularity in India even though it has faced some restrictions from telcos.