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Skype Launches Video Calling On Android

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Skype has finally rolled out a new version of its Android app which will allow users to make video calls on their phones - just like their iPhone-owning friends.

iPhone users have been able to make Skype video calls since late last year and now owners of Android handsets need no longer feel inferior. That is of course as long as you’ve got a handset running the latest version of Android, as the app will only work with Android 2.3 (or Gingerbread). As of last month, less than 10 percent of Android handsets were running this version of the OS, making the new app limited to a very select group of users. Skype did say however that it will be rolling out support for more handsets soon.

As well as the obvious headline feature of being able to make video calls, the updated app has also been given a lick of paint with an all-new main menu and a new mood message box at the top of the Skype app menu to makes it easier to share how you are feeling, what you've seen or what you're up to – if you’re into that sort of thing.

The new app will allow you make video calls over both 3G and Wi-Fi and will let you connect with a host of compatible devices including iPhones, iPod touches, PCs, laptops and even TVs. The app is available immediately from the Android Market though there have been some delays reported in downloading the app, which Skype says it is working on.

Source: The Big Blog

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