Huawei flagship smartphones to come preloaded with Truecaller dialer app


One of the few dialer apps that achieved success on Android platform, Truecaller has just announced it has landed a deal with Huawei to preload its application on the Chinese company's flagship smartphones starting with the Honor 8. The Android application should provide Huawei customers with smart dialer functions right out of the box.

According to Truecaller officials, their dialer app will be rolled out to Huawei smartphones in America, North Africa, South East, India and the Middle East by the end of September. Truecaller is supposed to work perfectly on all Huawei smartphones, the developers claim.

Truecaller also announced that it now has more than 90 million monthly users who make no less than half a billion calls. Considering the fact that Huawei shipped more than 40 million smartphones in 2015, the number of Truecaller users is likely to rise in the coming months.

The dialer app offers many important features for Android users, including the ability to block spam caller and telemarketers. Truecaller can identify callers that aren't stored in a phone's contact list as well. You can even see when your friends can take calls.

Some of the more common features available to Truecaller users include the option to search for a name or a number. Obviously, you will be able to make calls directly from the application.

It's also worth noting that Truecaller won't upload your phonebook to make it searchable or public. One last thing you should know about the Truecaller Caller ID feature: it won't work without a 3G or Wi-Fi network connection.

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9 Comments

1. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Tried Truecaller but I can't see any benefit. Seems like not many people in my area are using this app. Even public numbers are not listed... Back to Google...

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What's the point? I can install it on my phone...What's the big deal here?

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The big deal here is that an OEM is using a 3rd party creation as their default. This is a good precedent to set because essentially it would make OS updates a lot easier. A lot of OEMs have to remake their apps every time they update a device to a new OS, which is what delays the update to all hell. Doing this may actually reduce the stress greatly seeing as how most 3rd party developers are much faster and focused, not to mention better quality, compared to in house design teams. So instead of one design team working on 10-20 system apps linearly, they could have 10-20 3rd party developers working on all those apps simultaneously. What would take months could be done in weeks and would be decoupled from the OS, so no more bloat.

3. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Cheap Chinese Crap now loaded with bloat. This app uploads your contacts to their database that's how they ID calls...!

4. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

its like saying "stealing your contacts now is cumpulsory in our flagships"

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Exactly! That's how it also was gonna work on my OnePlus One, but fortunately, my OnePlus One also comes with privacy guard, so, had no issue blocking the contact stealing aspect of it. Enjoying the automatic caller identification, for both incoming and outgoing calls, without any of three contact hijacking.

8. Sabres

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Google backs up your contacts. It is the same thing

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Also had to block that sh*t.

6. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Chinese are the best. You mean korean and american crap

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