Skype app arrives in Android Market, WiFi-only in the US

Finally, at long last, after so much waiting, Skype has made its debut as a full-fledged Android app. There are no Verizon-related limitations anymore, but Android Police reports that calling through the app is only available via WiFi, you can’t use your mobile’s data connection — not yet, anyway. Another note they make is that Skype is using quite a few processing cycles to do its job, so much so that it introduced crackling on a call carried out with the EVO. You’ll need to have Android 2.1 installed to run this thing, but if you do, why aren’t you downloading it already? Let us know how your own ‘droid fares in the comments below.

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P.S. — Skype’s press release and video after the break have confirmed that 3G Skype calls will be available to all outside the US (meaning all of us Canadians are in luck!). Also, Skype’s acknowledged there are some incompatibilities with Samsung Galaxy S phones and is working to iron those out.

By | 2010-10-06T12:32:27+00:00 October 5th, 2010|Android Related|0 Comments

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