Tuesday, June 29, 2010
3CX launches softphone for Android
Android is clearly going places and my guess is that Android Smartphones will be the "Desk phones" of the future, delivering true, seamless mobility to employees. In the office you will dock your Smartphone and allow it to charge - and use the phone with a bluetooth headset. The touchscreens offer usability far beyond the usability of current desk phones. When not in the office, you can use your office extension anywhere there is wifi or 3G and have seamless access to the PBX without having the hassle of setting up call forwarding and so on.
It should come as no surprise then that we have developed a version of 3CXPhone for the Android platform. A beta of our Android SIP phone is available here. 3CXPhone for Android is based on a proven Android SIP phone, SIPagent, which was purchased by 3CX recently. And we are not leaving it at that - we are planning to add many features to the phone. At the same time we plan to keep it Free and open standard.
You can take a look at 3CXPhone for Android by going to the Android market place from your Android based Smartphone (Google Nexus, Sony Ericsson Xperia, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid and more are supported). If you dont have an Android phone - get one! :-)
Posted by Nick Galea at 4:41 PM
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This is great stuff.
Now that VoIP is possible on iOS4 are there any plans for an iPhone 3CX app?
Also does the andriod app use tunnelling to work away from the office?
Yes we have plans for an iphone - no exact dates yet. Tunneling is something we are considering too but no dates yet
I have tried it on my phone and works brilliatnly. Better than other apps our guys are using on their iPhones at the moment.
Looking forward to the iPhone app as well. Lots of demand in the market for that !
2 points though, oddly enough, doesnt have a "mute" button while transferring calls. And puts the phone on speaker phone directly (dont know if it is a common issue).
I just downloaded the Android SIP phone app, but I cant find where to report a bug. I noticed that when the proximity sensor on my Nexus One is activated, the call becomes very distorted. Is it because the phone is falling asleep?
Please post your feedback to the 3CXPhone for Android forums... on www.3cx.com
I'd like to see the Tunnel function on the Android Softphone
This is truly a great piece of work.
On the internet I found some other ways of using 3CX technology. This one was about connecting a webphone to 3CX phone system. If you want to have a look check it out:
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