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Skype for Android gets updated, advertisements added for non-premium users

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Skype for Android gets updated, advertisements added for non-premium users
The latest version of Skype for iOS may have been launched with a bang as it brought along some pretty neat features, yet at the same time, Skype for Android has been updated as well. Version 2.5 of the popular VoIP and instant messaging application adds video support for a bunch of new devices, among which are the Motorola PHOTON 4G, DROID 3, BIONIC, XOOM, and ATRIX 4G, the LG Optimus Black, 3D, and 2X, as well as the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and the Acer ICONIA TAB A500.

Additionally, Skype for Android now allows for video conversations to be made in both portrait and landscape modes, but the feature is still not enabled on all supported devices. Other goodies that have been included are the ability to zoom in by double-tapping, to group recent calls by contact, and to modify instant messages. Support for Bluetooth headsets has been improved as well.

Sadly, advertisements have now been added to Skype for Android, but the only users who will be seeing them are those without any Skype credit or without a subscription. Still, if that doesn't bother you, feel free to check out the app in the Android Market by hitting the source link below.

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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:39 1

1. SoyCider (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)

I use KakaoTalk. it works best for my taste.
there are lots of free messengers, try them and pick your fav xD



Yahoo Messenger


posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:16 1

2. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

SoyCider--Thanks for the comment...Rookie mistake....I will thumbs you up for effort...The major feature in Skype they are referencing is the Video capability now placed on the phones running Gingerbread with a front facing camera. So now I can make video calls via the NEW SKYPE APP on my Bionic to another Bionic or any supported user on a LTE network not having to use Facetime tied to a Apple iphone tied to a WIFI network....

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:55

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

you could try Google talk too tho any device with from camera and gingerbread 2.3.4 should have it to.... but its a preference thing i guess

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:27

4. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)

Thanks M$ for the ads.

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