Thursday, June 30, 2011

Skype for Android gets video calling | The Digital Home - CNET News

Skype for Android gets video calling | The Digital Home - CNET News

Video chatting has made its way to Skype's Android app, the VoIP provider announced today.

Video is extremely important in the Skype ecosystem. At any given time, there are 30 million concurrent users on Skype, according to Skype vice president and general manager of product and marketing, Neil Stevens. At its peak, Skype sees 500,000 simultaneous video calls across its service.

When users download the free Skype for Android 2.0, they'll find that they can place or receive video calls with owners of other Android handsets, as well as those who use the platform on their iPhone, Mac, Windows PC, or television. According to Skype, users can have video chats over both Wi-Fi and 3G.

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