[PRD] #PMChallenge - Answering/Dialing calls from connected PC/Mac

  1. rajkiran20
    Donut Feb 4, 2019

    rajkiran20 , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Who are the users?
    Everyone who wants to answer/make calls from the desktop.

    What is the proposed function?
    Show an incoming call notification on PC/Mac with an ability to answer and speak from the PC/Mac without having to reach to the phone. May (or will) require a desktop client.
    Additionally, an ability to make/answer native video calls (like Jio 4G VoLTE)
    Modes of connection are WiFi, Mobile Data (Hotspot) and Bluetooth

    Scenarios I can think of where it will be useful-​
    1. The phone is kept for the charge
    2. Forgot the phone at home
    3. The phone is on silent and I am working on the desktop. I will get to know about the call and optionally answer the call directly from the computer
    4. If native video calling is supported, an ability to answer/make video calls natively
    5. Rarely, if the audio call needs to be heard (or video call needs to be seen) by a group, it will be easier than the phone because of the larger screen and louder audio from the computer.
    What is the user value?
    1. No manufacturer currently support this feature, IMO. Not even Pixels.
    2. It's very convenient if you are working on your laptop and your phone is being charged.
    3. It's very convenient if I am listening to music (whilst working maybe) using earphones and to answer the call I don't have to remove my earphones.
    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    The only existing solution I know of is Apple's Facetime. No Android phone has this feature.
    Also, even Facetime doesn't support calling via Bluetooth and Native Video call answering/making.

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    IMO, this will be a game changer and killer feature if OnePlus adds it.

    Thanks for the challenge. Keep up the good work and NEVER SETTLE.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

  2. bharatb76
    Gingerbread Feb 4, 2019

    bharatb76 , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Dell connect for Android phones currently does this for Dell laptops and PCs alone !!

    Good feature btw !!

  3. rajkiran20
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    rajkiran20 , Feb 5, 2019 :

    Ohh! Thanks for letting me know. But anyway, it's Dell exclusive.

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  4. Digita1Err0r
    Gingerbread Feb 5, 2019

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  5. rajkiran20
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    rajkiran20 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Lol.. not just that, it has only few keys; even those are not aligned :D

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