PARIS, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Name: Libon (now available on Google Play as well the App Store)
Quick Pitch: Libon - the most innovative and useful all-in-one communications app that will change the way you communicate with the people that matter -Now available on Android, upgrade to existing iOS app
Key features: 3 in 1 -> Free calls, Text messages, and smart personalized visual voicemail - on any network
Orange today announced the launch of Libon, its all-in-one communications app, on Android. Available to download for free from Google Play, Libon will now offer Android users free calls, smart messaging and personalized visual voicemail on Android as well as iOS. Libon will be available globally with the exception of the US which will launch later next month. Orange also announced version 2.2 of its iOS Libon app.
Following its successful launch on iOS in November 2012 Libon is now available on Android. The Android launch means users will now be able to connect cross platform between iOS and Android, as well as with friends and family on any network in 100 countries.
"The launch of Libon on Android was an absolute must. It's overtaken iOS numbers in the smartphone OS wars and we're very excited to finally offer something to the thousands of users who have been asking about this," said Giles Corbett, Head of Libon.
At launch, Android users of Libon will be able to enjoy:
Libon users will enjoy completely free HD quality voice calls between Libon users, wherever they are, in the same country or on the other side of the world. Contacts just need to download Libon for free from the App Store or Google Play to begin enjoying free crystal clear calls between each other on 3G or Wi-Fi.
Libon's instant messaging is as easy to use as SMS.
Conversations, not just calls
For every contact, Libon will pull all conversations into one place. View SMS, instant messages, calls and voicemails to give users a context when they are calling.
Best personalized voicemail: make your callers feel special
You don't speak the same way to your partner, your family, your colleagues or your customers so Libon lets you sort your contacts into groups, each group hearing a different greeting message. Available for Libon calls.
If a user is looking for a great Visual Voicemail on Android, Libon is the right solution. See all messages received at a glance and listen to them in any order.
And for when it's not convenient, there's no need to listen to voice messages, Libon converts voice messages from Libon calls into text*.
* Available in English, French and Spanish
Never lose anything
Contacts, conversations, messages - sync and save everything in the cloud, safe and secure.
Libon for Android works on Android version: 2.2 or higher and needs a minimum HVGA screen size.
Major update for the iPhone Libon app
In addition to the launch of Libon for Android, Orange also announces a new version of Libon for iOS - version 2.2.
From now, users can send pictures and audio messages to their Libon friends in just a few seconds.
Seen something interesting? Open Libon, take a picture from the Instant Messaging screen and it's already on your friend's screen
Found a nice picture of your last holiday? Libon users can easily send it to their Libon friends from the Photo Gallery
"Push-to-talk". Just push the button, talk, release the button and that's it - you've just sent an audio message to your friends. It couldn't be any easier.
Libon for both iOS and Android is available in English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Slovakian and Polish.
To see a short video of Libon in action please go here
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