Skype Brings Video Calling to Android PhonesBy Skype, PRNE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
LONDON, June 30, 2011 -
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 href="www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/skype-for-android/">
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 href="www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/skype-for-android/">
Android video chat app,” said Neil Stevens, Skype’s vice
president and general manager for product and marketing.
“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 href="www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/skype-for-android/">
video chat on Android app makes it even easier for users to
share moments with their contacts wherever they are.”
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,
** 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.
2 Stephen St
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