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We were already impressed years ago when Skype was first introduced on a full OS, but when its video call features are applied on a mobile OS, it gets even better.
The familiar blue-and-white interface makes a comeback in the mobile version of Skype. Things are a little simplified, of course, but the critical elements are easily accessible. You can quickly build up your contact list with the option to import all of your contact information from your phone's list. The call quality was high in our tests, and the video calls didn't lag and appeared very natural. This version of Skype adds the option to use your back camera as an alternate video feed unit in case you want to show something to the person you are talking to, which helped make calls seem even more dynamic. Skype communication standards are still applicable with the mobile version, so there are no additional charges if you contact another smartphone that also uses the Skype app.
With this version, we think that Skype brings one of the best VoIP experiences that you can have for a mobile unit. Recommended for any user.
Skype for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move. Video calling now supported on more Android phones.Features:Free* Skype-to-Skype IM, calls and video calls over 3G or WiFi. Cheap calls and SMS to landlines or mobiles at great Skype ratesSome notes:If you're using Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater on a device not listed in the What's New section, you should still be able to enable video calling in Skype settings. Please note that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified device.On Android 2.2 (Froyo), only the back camera will work. This is because only devices running Android OS 2.3 or higher allow apps to access the front facing camera.If the setting to enable video calling is not available in the Skype Settings on your device that means video calling is not yet supported on your phone.Please visit here to see the Skype for Android FAQ:http://goo.gl/vV9FD--* Data plan or WiFi connection requiredYou need Android v2.2 to run Skype on a Samsung Galaxy SPlease sign out of Skype to close the application.--Like Skype? Why not try GroupMe as well?With GroupMe you can start a group, add your friends, and well give you a free phone number for it. It is the easiest way to start group conversations and its totally free. Visit: http://groupme.com/a?marketRecent changes:Now easier to enable video callingImproved audio quality on all devicesHTC EVO - fix for rotated video bugMotorola Bionic/Photon/Xoom - fix for sign in bugFix for Bluetooth problems on Android 2.1Fix for several other crash bugsOther bug fixesContent rating: Medium Maturity
What's new in this version:
Version 220.127.116.115 has added support for more bluetooth headsets and restored video quality on Nvidia-powered devices.