MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(Telefónica Digital today announces that TU Me, the smartphone communications app, is now available to download for free through the Google Play store for Android users worldwide. Launched last month on iOS, TU Me allows free communication and sharing between smartphones via a simple, searchable timeline.)--
“Since we launched on iOS last month the customer response has been phenomenal and we will continue to adapt and evolve the app so we can constantly improve the customer experience.”
The launch of TU Me on Android makes it available to more than 300m Android users globally*. TU Me is available to download regardless of country or network operator and works via Wi-Fi or mobile data.
TU Me is designed to make it as easy as possible for people to communicate with their friends and family using their smartphone. Users of TU Me can exchange text messages, make calls, leave voice messages, share photos and location information. Interactions are stored in a timeline format, making it easy to view, scroll through and keep a history of conversations. Communications are stored in the cloud so if the user loses their device they can restore their timeline when they log back into the app on their new handset.
Following user feedback, TU Me was updated within the first week of launch to include support for Spanish and push notifications. It is being further updated to support horizontal typing and Portuguese**. The app will continue to evolve based on customer feedback.
“We said that we’d make TU Me available as quickly as possible on Android and are really pleased that it’s taken just a few weeks,” said Jamie Finn, Director of Communications Products at Telefónica Digital. “Since we launched on iOS last month the customer response has been phenomenal and we will continue to adapt and evolve the app so we can constantly improve the customer experience.”
TU Me is the first product from Telefónica to launch under the new TU brand and part of Telefónica Digital’s commitment to innovate in the core communications space. Over the coming months, it will also use the TU brand to launch a number of enhanced communications services which its O2, movistar and Vivo businesses will make available to customers as part of their bundles.
TU Me is available as a free download in Apple’s AppStore and Google Play Store. Visit www.tu.com for more information or to sign up to receive information about upcoming releases.
*Based on Google’s own figures that 900,000 Android devices are activated per day which would equate to 324m devices sold in a 12 month period. Reports estimate that 390m Android devices have been activated in total (source: The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2012/jun/12/andy-rubin-google-android-activations?newsfeed=true)
**Horizontal typing and Portuguese support available now on the Android version and will be shortly updated to the iOS version
About Telefónica Digital
Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications services under a new umbrella brand called Tu. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 309 million customers as well as leveraging the power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all part of the Telefónica Digital group of companies.