France Telecom Adds Android Support for its own OTT Messaging App
Published on: 16th Apr 2013
Note -- this news article is more than a year old.
France Telecom Orange has expanded the availability of its own OTT messaging app, Libon to work on Android smartphones. When first launched last November, it was an Apple only app.
Libon enables users to make free voice calls, send text messages and create personalized voicemails all from one mobile app. Libon works on any 3G network (that hasn't blocked it) or over Wi-Fi.
For each of a users contacts, Libon also summarizes their recent conversations, pulling into one place instant messaging, calls, and voicemails.
The service is offered as free, or with a paid for upgrade to expand on the range of services and calling options.
The Android version is now available on the Google Play store, and has been in beta testing with 400 users since last month.
However, at the very bottom of the announcement was a short PS message - Libon for Android is not available in the USA.
When originally launched last year, the company also said that Libon will be RCS services compatible in countries where RCS will be available (chat & group chat, files transfer, On-call content sharing) at some point during this year.
On the web: Libon Google Play