Skype updated their Android app to introduce a new service allowing users of Android phones to make free video calls to Skype contacts. With this new feature, Skype users on Android can now video chat with million other Skype users in the world.
For this first phase of launch, handsets that support video calling include the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S.
With the new version Skype for Android 2.0, 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. Skype for Android with video works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using any phone browser.
[advt]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. 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.
Neil Stevens, Skype’s vice president and general manager for product and marketing
“[androidqrcode: com.skype.raider]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. 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.”