Skype - free IM & video calls
100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads
- Free Skype to Skype calls.
- Calls to any overseas location.
- Battery Drain
- Videochat lag.
Skype was one of the great inventions brought us by the Internet and it was something we were expecting to apply to our phones.
However, it seems that the end result is disappointing. The battery drain is outrageous and comfort and functionality of desktop Skype does not shine anywhere here. We agree that Skype was a great idea when it was launched, but nearly all carriers offer unlimited calls at an affordable rate. Useful if you’re calling to a foreign country but doubtful otherwise. Our great hope was videochat, but we found it laggy and awkward.
Skype users at home should also try the Skype app. But those of us who wanted to discover something so new and wonderful as a free and useful videochat app maybe have to wait a little to get what we expected.
- Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free* over 3G or WiFi.
- Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android smartphone or tablet.
- Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
- Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.
- Talk face to face or show what you’re seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
- Talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype. Sign into Skype with your Microsoft account and have your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook contacts in one place.
For more information, visit the Skype for Android FAQ page: http://goo.gl/8OpEo.
Due to Android restrictions, devices running Android 2.2 will only be able to use the rear-facing camera. Devices with Android 2.3 or higher will be able to use both front and rear-facing cameras.
* Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.
Recently changed in this version:
Video Messaging – preview feature
Try new Video Messaging. Record a video and send to friends and family on Skype, even when they’re unavailable. Everyone can send up to 20 free video messages; Skype Premium users can send as many as they like.
'Classic view' option for tablets
Performance improvements and fixes
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Comments and ratings for Skype - free IM & video calls
Give me back the ability to use other multi-IM apps to connect to Skype!
Wont let me video chat ... on my s4 ...
Pls fix the video quality. It crashes everytime and the video call stops for like every 5minutes. Fix this and ill give 5 stars
I love it
Had it, it became corrupt so had to uninstall and then re-install. Now after downloading it i cant install it. it incorectly says i have insuficient space. Great stuff Msoft.