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June 30, 2011

Skype unveils updated video calling tool for Android phones

Free 1-to-1 video calls over Skype, calls to landlines and mobiles, and SMSes

By CBR Staff Writer

Skype has unveiled an updated version of its Skype for Android app – Skype for Android 2.0, bringing Skype Video Calling to the currently fastest growing mobile OS.

Using the new version, users will be able to make and receive free 1-to-1 video calls over Skype between their Android phone and other Skype contacts on the iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs and even TVs.

Skype for Android with video works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using any phone browser.

Skype vice president and general manager for product and marketing Neil Stevens said they are committed to bring Skype Video Calling to as many platforms as possible and are delighted to deliver on this with their new updated Skype for Android app.

"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," he said.

Calls can be made to landlines and mobiles around the world, as well as SMSes can be send to friends and family anywhere in the world at Skype rates, the company said.

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Skype has redesigned its new tool user interface, which comprises of a new main menu on the Skype app for Android where users can navigate easily through their contacts, access their Skype profile to change personal details or see the balance of their Skype Credit.

Skype app menu features a new mood message box that enables users to share how they are feeling, what they’ve seen, or what they’re up to, the company said.

The new app will support Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, HTC Desire, and the Google Nexus S handsets in the first phase of launch.

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