Skype brings video calling to select Android phones

Skype logoSkype on Thursday updated its Android app to allow users of select devices to make video calls, putting Android users on the same level of functionality as their iOS counterparts. Users of the Skype for iOS app have been able to make video calls since late December.

The first phase of the launch will allow for video calling on the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S. The calls will be possible over both 3G and Wi-Fi connections.

Video has become a popular feature among Skype's 30 million estimated registered users. At any given time, about a half-million simultaneous video calls are being made, the company said in a statement.

"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," marketing chief Neil Stevens said.

Skype for Android is now available for download through the Android Market, or by visiting the Skype website on the mobile phone. The feature is free, however bandwidth charges may apply if the video function is used over a 3G connection.

Source: Betanews

Tags: Android, mobile phones, Skype

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