Skype announced today that Skype for Android is available for ALL Android smartphones. Verizon Wireless superstars like Droid X and Droid 2 have been enjoying Skype app for awhile now but now all Android smartphone users will be able to take advantage of cheaper/free calls via Skype using their 3G/4G connection or WiFi.
Luxembourg, October 5, 2010 – Today, Skype announced the release of Skype for Android™, a client for mobile handsets, running Android OS version 2.1 or higher. We hope you will let your readers know about this new release.
With Skype for Android, the majority of smartphone users globally can now experience the benefit of Skype while on go using either a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Skype for Android enables users to:
- Make free Skype-to-Skype calls over Wi-Fi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G)* to other Skype users anywhere in the world using Skype’s SILK codec for CD-like audio quality.
- Make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones
- Send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype
- Synchronize contacts between Skype and the native address book and after synchronization place Skype calls directly from the native address book.
- See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat
- Easily import names and numbers to the Skype application from the native address book
- Receive calls on their Skype online number
Mark Douglas, Product Manager of Android said: “The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are using Skype to do things together when apart. With the addition of Android, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian”