Microsoft is reportedly working on a dual-screen Andromeda mobile device and the reports have already confirmed that the long rumoured device will support phone capabilities. Microsoft recently updated the People app (contacts management app) with minor improvements and today after a long time, the company is updating the Phone app on Windows 10 Mobile.
At the moment, Microsoft Phone app works only on Windows 10 Mobile and it lets you make a regular call or video call via the cellular network. Today, Microsoft Phone app updated on Windows 10 Mobile with Fluent Design, slightly tweaked fonts and other minor UI improvements.
The updated version of the Microsoft Phone app is 3.43.20002.0 and you can download it if you’re a Fast Ring Insider. The Fluent Design is noticeable when you press and hold the history or dial-pad tab.
You can download the app from here or by heading to the Microsoft Store on your Windows Phone.
Is Microsoft preparing the Phone app for Andromeda?
Microsoft is reportedly working on a foldable mobile-type device codenamed Andromeda and the company has already discontinued Windows 10 Mobile operating system. Microsoft is currently testing new improvements for the Phone app that simply makes sense on a device like Surface Andromeda.
The latest update for Microsoft Phone app comes at a time when more rumours of the highly-anticipated Surface Andromeda are swirling around the web.
Microsoft’s Andromeda is a long-rumoured dual-screen Windows 10 device and it won’t look or work like a regular smartphone. Panos Panay, the head of devices at Microsoft, recently confirmed that the company is not working on a Surface Phone.
The rumoured Andromeda would offer several form factors, including tablet, laptop, and journal mode for easy note-taking with a pen. With Andromeda launching next year, it apparently makes sense for Microsoft to testing new changes for the apps and software in order to prepare for the debut of the device.
With Andromeda, the company will try to continue the trend started with the original Surface. Recent rumours indicated that Microsoft has pushed back the release of the project to the fall of 2019 due to the app gap and software issues.