Thursday, June 30, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Seagate To Axe 1,600 Employees
Major Windows 10 Anniversary Update Coming on August 2
AMD Launches the VR-ready Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac Brings Advances in Wi-Fi Performance
Facebook Tries To Explain The Algorithm Behind News
KDDI, Google Complete 60-Terabit Trans-Pacific Cable
New Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs Released In The U.S.
Google Offers Users More Ways To Manage Ads
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Skype I...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Skype Introduces Video Calling for Android Devices


Skype today introduced a new service allowing users of Android phones to make free video calls to Skype contacts, including those on Apple iPhones.

The company said its updated Android app - Skype for Android 2.0 - would initially support video calling on selected HTC and Sony Ericsson Phones, with more to follow soon.

With the new version, users will be able to make and receive free 1-to-1 video calls over Skype between their Android phone and other Skype contacts on the iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs and even TVs. The Android video call app works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or the Skype website 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 Android video chat app," said Neil Stevens, Skype's vice president and general manager for product and marketing.

In addition to video chat, 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 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 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.

The first Android handsets to support Skype video calling are the HTC Desire 5, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S.

The move will help makers of phones based on Google's Android software compete with Apple's FaceTime video-calling service launched last year for the iPhone and now available on its iPad 2 tablet and Mac computers.

Video calling could also help new Skype owner Microsoft promote its Windows Phone smartphone platform.


Previous
Next
LG Says Four Out Of Five Consumers Prefer Passive 3D TVs        All News        IBM scientists Demonstrate Computer Memory Breakthrough
EU Reveals Plan For Lower Mobile Roaming Prices     Mobiles News      HTC Status Smartphone Coming Exclusively From AT&T

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
'GODLESS' Android Mobile Malware Uses Multiple Exploits to Root Devices
Fraunhofer SIT Finds Vulnerabilities in Android Security Apps
Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter, Windows Phone, Blackberry Shares Keep Shrinking
Focusing On Android N
Europe Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android And Applications
Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview App Coming To Windows 10
Android N Developer Preview Releases With Slit-screen
Apple Pay And Samsung Pay Launching In China
Microsoft Buys Analytics Technology From Event Zero to Enhance Skype for Business
Android Trojan Steals Passwords Sent Through Voice Calls
Google Patches Nexus Devices
Google's Safe Browsing Now Available For Android

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .