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Skype video calling comes to Android phones

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Android smartphone owners can now make video calls thanks to the updated version of Skype which is now available.

Skype for Android 2.0 is a free app that will allow users to make and receive video calls over 3G and wi-fi.

And you’re not restricted to video calling other Android mobiles. You can also link up with Skype friends using an iPhone, Mac, Windows PC and even on smart TVs.  

The new app can be downloaded from the Android Market or Skype.com/m 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 Skype for Android 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, Skype for Android with video makes it even easier for users to share moments with their contacts wherever they are.”


 

To enjoy video calling on an Android device it has to have version 2.3 of the operating system or higher and have a front-facing camera.

The new Skype for Android 2.0 app also allows users to integrate their Skype contacts into their smartphone’s address book to enable video calling from the device’s contact list.

Skype account holders can also make cheap calls to landlines and other mobiles worldwide. Competitive Skype rates are also available for SMS messages.