Android Phones users can now get a copy of Skype (Video)

By on Oct 6, 2010 in Software, Technology Comments

Android phones users can now download Skype, as announced by Skype on their blog a few hours ago.

According to their latest announcement, all Skype users can now enjoy its services on smartphones running on Android OS version 2.1 or higher.

This latest free app for Android phones allows Skype users to make free calls to other Skype users, as well as to be able to send and receive instant messages for free, even for a group.

The sound quality, as Skype explains, will be using Skype’s SILK codec to provide a CD-like audio quality.

Customers can also view who among their fellow Skype contacts are online and available to chat with, and can receive calls through their Skype online number.

Skype users can also import names and numbers easily to the Skype application from the native address book, Skype says.

For landline or other mobile phones, Skype says they still maintain a very low and affordable price rates.

And just with the iPhone version, this is applicable of making calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data connection which includes GPRS, EDGE, and 3G, but note that Skype on Wi-Fi is only available in the US.

For those who already have a Skype account, they can see their full contact list when they sign in to Skype on their Android phone.

As Product Manager of Android Mark Douglas, said, “The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are using Skype to do things together when apart”.

“With the addition of Skype, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian“. Douglas added.

Below is Skype’s latest video on You Tube about Skype on Android phones.

This latest Skype app is 14.23MB and Android smartphones users can download Skype for free through their website at

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