Android M will come with visual voicemail, and so it will enable its users to listen to their voicemail without having to contact their carriers.
Android users currently have to get their voice mail via carriers, and this has always been a very annoying situation. The upcoming version of the software, Android M intends to put an end to this matter, by actively supplying its users’ voice mail through a specialized app.
The project has not yet been made public by Android representatives. The news of its preparation came from Android Police, who spotted the bold app on an Android support ticket. They also provided the picture above that they found on the Google+ profile of user Danny Hollis, who had posted it on a Nexus 6 group.
It makes sense that the matter is still being kept private, as there are numerous loose ends to tie up still, because Android is not the only company involved. In order to develop this visual voicemail app successfully, the mobile carriers need to grant it full support, which is easier said than done, as most of them want to keep their clients related to them though this feature.
It seems that giant company T-Mobile has agreed to support the visual voicemail app for the time being, but not many others are joining in. There is a Europe-based carrier named Orange that has announced its support as well, but the remaining US companies are still keeping quiet on the matter.
There is no official release date for Android M, but the latest buzz predicts it to make it onto the market sometime in September, in the third quarter of the financial year.
So there still is some time left for Android M developers to persuade more mobile carriers to join their visual voicemail app. Otherwise, the long awaited app will be in quite a bit of danger, as targeting only T-Mobile and Orange clients will probably not lead it very far.
It remains to be seen what Android will manage to do in this situation. Everybody is dying to see the official statements regarding Android M and all the wonderful features it will bring to the smartphone universe.
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