Microsoft has been slowly re-cultivating its smartphone vision through a narrow variety of interconnected applications, services, cross-platform cloud computing solutions and today the company added yet another building block seemingly crucial to its expansive mobile strategy.
Last year, users in India had access to the Microsoft SMS Organizer, presumably to perform scaled tests, but as of today, the SMS Organizer application for Android is coming to the US. , United Kingdom and Australia are implemented through Google Play Store. The Outlook-esque application claims to automatically sort messages by staff, transactions, promotions and featured settings, use machine learning to organize incoming text similar to email.
While text messaging and email are two very different beasts. SMS Organizer uses a similar level of machine learning to mark and classify incoming messages, ideally capturing promotional spam and Robo text messages. In addition, SMS Organizer can create contextual reminders and alarms based on the content of a conversation thread that includes departure dates, movie and concert reservations, flight or train schedules and more.
In practice, the application extracts and backs up messages in a Google Drive account, allowing it to run in parallel with the full and archived text saved in Google Messages. In spite of how solid the application is at the moment, it still lacks some parity of features with the messaging platforms of Samsung, Google or WhatsApp, since it is not compatible with MMS for now.
The SMS Organizer application is relatively heavy for an apparent start. Microsoft Garage team experiment, but again, this is how Arrow Launcher and found his step as the face of the company's smartphone efforts, now called Microsoft Launcher.
Perhaps, this time next year, SMS Organizer will have received some more updates and is included with Microsoft Launcher as another way for the company to sequester Android and turn it into a revised Windows mobile effort.
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