TORONTO – A Montreal-based tech startup aims to free users from the confines of their smartphones by creating the first ever virtual smartphone platform for Android users, allowing customers to make calls and send texts from another device.
PPLConnect, which launched its open beta on the Google Play app store Thursday, allows Android owners to create an account that links their smartphone to its virtual platform via an app.
Users can then access their phone’s capabilities and contacts through Google Chrome on a desktop computer, tablet, or other mobile device to send and receive calls and SMS text messages.
Co-founders Denzil D’Sa and Jenviev Azzolin told Global News they came up with the idea for the startup while working at an office located near Montreal’s international airport. They noticed that if co-workers forgot their smartphones at home they were willing to make the hour-long commute back into the city just…
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