Skype brings video calling to Android phones


Skype announced an updated version of its Skype for
Android app-Skype for Android 2.0, bringing Skype Video Calling to the
currently fastest growing mobile OS.


With the new version, users will be able to make and
receive free1-to-1 video calls over Skype between their Android phone and other
Skype contacts on
the iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs and even TVs. Skype for Android with video works
over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections and can be downloaded for free from the
Android Market or using any phone browser.


We are committed to bring Skype Video Calling to as many
platforms as possible and are delighted to deliver on this with our new updated
Skype for Android app,” said Neil Stevens, vice president and general manager
for product and marketing, Skype.


With approximately 30 million concurrent users logging
into Skype at any given time and making up to half a million simultaneous video
calls5, Skype for Android with video makes it even easier for users
to share moments with their contacts wherever they are,” Neil added.


In addition to video calls,
users can also make calls to landlines and mobiles around the world, as well as
send SMS’s to friends and family anywhere in the world at great Skype rates.


All this comes with a complete redesign of the Skype for
Android user interface. There’s a new main menu on the Skype app for Android
where users can navigate easily through their contacts, access their Skype
profile to change personal details or see the balance of their Skype Credit.


Finally a new mood message box at the top of the Skype
app menu makes it easier than ever for users to share how they are feeling,
what they’ve seen, or what they’re up to.


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