Press release: Orange’s communication app Libon launches on Android
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 for Android is available globally with the exception of the US where it will be launched later next month.
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. “This is just the start for our Android version. Stay tuned for more functionalities in the coming weeks including the introduction of our premium offering. We’re fully committed to making Libon the most powerful communications app on Android and iOS available today.”
Later this year, Libon will become Joyn-compatible to offer RCS services (chat & group chat, files transfer, On-call content sharing) following Orange’s RCS roll-out in Europe. With Libon, Orange truly offers the best of both worlds: Joyn interoperability with Over-The-Top advanced functions. For Orange, the RCS standard embedded in handsets and in downloadable applications is a key factor for the rapid expansion of this standard developed with the GSMA.
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 and GSM 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*.
never lose anything
Contacts, conversations, messages – sync and save everything in the cloud, safe and secure.
Libon also announced an upgrade to its iOS application, available shortly, which includes the ability to effortlessly add files to messages and a Push Talk feature which makes chatting to friends incredibly simple.
* Available in English, French and Spanish
To view the devices compatible with Libon for Android, visit here.
Libon for both iOS and Android is available in English, French, Spanish and Polish