The Luxembourg-based VoIP company Skype today announced the highly anticipated release of Skype for Android. Smartphones that runs on Android OS version 2.1 or above can now download the app. The app will allow Android smartphone users globally to make free Skype-to-Skype calls over Wi-Fi or through mobile data connection such as GPRS, EDGE, 3G.
The app also allows users to synchronize their Skype contacts with the native address book on a user’s Android phone. Other typical Skype functions now available to Android users, such as sending instant message, chat, receive and make calls through a Skype account online phone number. Additionally, that app provides users the ability to make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones.
Mark Douglas, Product Manager of Android said:
“The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are using Skype to do things together when apart. With the addition of Android, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian.”
Skype for Android 2.1 and 2.2 (AKA FROYO) has been tested successfully by Skype on numerous Android-based handsets including the HTC Desire and Legend, Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone XT720, and Motorola Milestone. The app also supports wide range of languages which includes Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Android smartphone users Skype can now download the free app in Android Market or consumers can visit www.skype.com/m to find out more details about how to get the application.