Microsoft might have delayed the long rumoured Surface
Andromeda, but the company continues work on the project
ahead of a possible 2019 release. The reports from the rumour
mill have suggested that Microsoft’s Surface Andromeda (still
referred to as Surface Phone) will boast calling and messaging
Developer Gustave M has now discovered an unreleased feature
called Microsoft Chat within the old Windows 10 Mobile
messaging app which would allow the device to send text
messages over cellular and WiFi connection.
Sounds somewhat familiar.. pic.twitter.com/RycRA3UwkF
— Gustave M. (@gus33000)
August 3, 2018
It appears that the app also supports read receipts which
allows users to see exactly when a message is read,
not just delivered. The app setting reveals that it can
also download the files automatically.
There’s a chance that Microsoft may be readying a service
that will allow devices to send messages over the internet
connection. Given that the app allows users to send text
messages over an internet connection, it apparently makes sense
for Andromeda – an always-connected, portable PC.
In other news, Microsoft recently updated the Phone app for
Windows 10 Mobile with Fluent Design and UI improvements.