Skype brings video calling to Android phones
Released on: July 01, 2011, 12:23 pm
Internet & Online
Skype has 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 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
"With approximately 30 million concurrent users logging into Skype at any given
time**** and making up to half a million simultaneous video calls*****, the Skype
video chat on Android app makes it even easier for users to share moments with their contacts wherever
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
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.
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.
Notes to Editors:
* Source: Gartner report "Market Share Analysis: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 1Q11"
** Additional data charges may apply
*** iPhone, iPod Touch (4th gen) with iOS 4 or higher, Skype for Windows version 4.2
and above, Skype for Mac OS X version 5.0 and above
**** As of March 2011
***** At peak times as of June 2011
Skype is a communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to
communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues
can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can
also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently
introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things
together whenever they're apart.
Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto computers,
mobile phones and other connected devices for free from the Skype website.
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