By October 5, 2010

Skype for Android


Been missing Skype from your Android device? Well, the good news is that it is now in the Android Market just waiting for you to download it.

If you have not used Skype before then I suggest you give it a try. What it will give you is free Skype to Skype calls and messaging worldwide, as well as discounted call charges to non Skype numbers.

Here’s what Skype have to say –

Skype today announced the release of Skype for AndroidT, a client for mobile handsets, built for smartphones running Android OS version 2.1 or above. With this latest release, the majority of smart phone users globally will now be able to experience the benefits of Skype on the move using either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G) 1. Skype for Android is downloadable for free from the Android Market or consumers can visit to find out more details about how to get the application.
Skype for Android enables users to:
Make free Skype-to-Skype calls over WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G)* to other Skype users anywhere in the world using Skype’s SILK codec for CD-like audio quality.
Make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones
Send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype
Synchronize contacts between Skype and the native address book and after synchronization place Skype calls directly from the native address book.
See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat
Easily import names and numbers to the Skype application from the native address book
Receive calls on their Skype online number
Mark Douglas, Product Manager of Android said: "The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are using Skype to do things together when apart. With the addition of Android, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian"
Skype for AndroidT works on compatible handsets running Android OS v2.1 and above and has been tested successfully by Skype on HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone XT720, and Motorola Milestone. It may work on other Android phones, but we can’t guarantee full functionality or compatibility. We’re aware of some problems with the Samsung Galaxy S, and we’re looking to address these in the future. Skype for AndroidT supports the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese & Traditional Chinese.
1 In the US, Skype for Android calling works over WiFi only. Skype for Android is not available in China and Japan at this moment.


Good news all round.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

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Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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