The Skype team is more than happy to announce that they will be making available video calls in the latest Android app, letting users share tender moments wherever they are – hopefully they are tethered to a decent Internet connection, of course. It will play nice over both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, and with this new Android app, you are able to make and receive free Skype one-to-one video calls to other Skype users, never mind if they are on the iPhone, Mac, Windows PC, or other Android phones.
Apart from that, you can also send text messages to those on your contact list no matter where they are, all straight from your Android device without breaking the bank. Accompanying this release would be a redesign of the Skype for Android user interface, where the new main menu makes navigation a cinch.
There is also a new mood message box that is located at the top of the Skype app menu, letting it be a whole lot easier for you to share how you are feeling, as well as inform others on what kind of cheeky stuff you’re up to.
Supported handsets for video calls include the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S. It is a 9.74MB download, so best you hook up to a Wi-Fi connection to get it on your smartphone.
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