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  • Vendor: Skype
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

Skype is a video calling, audio calling and text chat service that works on a variety of computing platforms, including Android. The previously-independent company is now owned and operated by Microsoft, but is still fully supported and functional on non-Microsoft platforms — although since being acquired Skype is no longer usable on Chrome OS as third-party extensions were shut down.

No matter what style of device — phone, tablet or computer — you're using, you can easily communicate with friends and family with Skype over any internet connection, either one-on-one or in a group. You can even communicate with people using Skype to dial non-Skype phone numbers, including having an incoming number for other phones to call and have it ring your Skype app.

There are both free and paid portions of the Skype service. Most users can get by just fine with the free functions — device-to-device audio calling, video calling and text chat are all part of the free service. You can pay per month to have a static phone number that others can call you on from a phone, and you can pay per minute or text message with Skype Credit to call out to other phone numbers using your Skype Account. For frequent callers, there are monthly rates that offer unlimited calls to phone numbers in a specific country or region.

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Skype updated with faster start up times, video bug fixes and newly styled messaging

The latest update for Skype has now landed in the Google Play Store and has some nice changes in it that may make you want to go and hit that update button. Aside from the listed faster start up times for the app as a whole, Skype has addressed the issue where video would not rotate on some...
Skype for Android

Skype for Android adds file sharing, improves battery life and video quality

Adds support for the unannounced Motorola Droid 4 Android's Skype app got itself a nice little update today, with improvements to battery life and video quality, the ability to send photos and videos to your contacts, and it's now much easier to sign out. (That'd be the little arrow button in...
Skype for Android

Skype adds video calling -- and ads - to another round of phones

You don't usually get sumpthin' for nothin', and the adage rings true with the latest update to Skype for Android. The good news: A baker's dozen devices have had video calling turned on, but at the price of having to put up with advertising.  You can get around the ads (which show up for everyone...
Qik Premium

Qik Video Premium adds a slew of new features for a $5 monthly subscription

Qik Video is now available in a premium version, which adds a slew of new features to the Skype-owned camcorder/video chat app. For $4.99/month, users will have access to Qik Desktop, which automatically sync your Qik videos to your computer for easy editing and sharing. In addition, premium users...
Skype for Android

Skype adds video support for a slew of new devices, with a catch

Android's Skype client just gave itself a sizable update, officially bringing video calling to a number of new devices. And they are:Samsung Galaxy S IISamsung Galaxy SSamsung Droid Charge - VerizonSamsung Galaxy TabHTC Desire (2.2)HTC Thunderbolt - VerizonHTC SensationHTC Evo 4GHTC Evo 3DHTC...
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IM+ for Android updated to v4.1.5 with a slew of additions

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Facebook Video Chat

Facebook announces Skype Video integration, but it's not Google+

  In a news conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg unveiled his vision for the next five years of Facebook, and announced a few new features to the popular social networking platform that might look familiar to those of you lucky enough to be using Google+ The biggest announcement is that...
Skype

Skype adds Nexus S 4G to its video calling roster

Yesterday we saw the Skype app received quite a large update that brought an enhanced interface to everyone, but video calling to only a few select devices. The Google Nexus S was included, but not its Wimax cousin on Sprint. But Skype just tweeted that they have added the Nexus S 4G. While we...
Android Central

Skype brings UI update for all, video calling for a few

Fire up Skype today, and you'll be greeted with a nicely redesigned user interface, as well as the ability to use SMS from Skype. But that's not the big feature the internet calling giant is really pimping. Video calling is finally officially here -- but only for a select few phones. Yeah, there's...
Android Central

ThunderBolt update may bring Gingerbread, Skype video along with reboot fix

Looks like the continued wait for the latest HTC ThunderBolt software update -- the one that everybody initially thought would just be to fix those blasted reboots -- may be well worth the wait. We'd heard that the more improvements were in the works as, meanwhile, work has continued on new radios...
LG Optimus Black "Skype Edition"

LG Optimus Black 'Skype Edition' headed to Telus soon

We've been all over the LG Optimus Black in the past -- we gave it a full run through in our review but we now know that it will be making its way to Telus in Canada. Telus has done some special customization with their release though -- they've managed to team up with Skype to offer a special "...
Skype on Android

It's official, folks: Microsoft's buying Skype

And there you have it: Microsoft put out the press release this morning that it indeed is buying Skype, the leading video and VoIP client. The price? $8.5 billion. (We'll let that sink in for a minute.) The reason?The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice...
Skype on Android

Rumor: Microsoft to buy Skype for $7 Billion

If Google was hoping to control all the hallway chatter at this year's Google IO, well, it looks like they've lost that bid. Perhaps, in fact, they've lost two, as the WSJ is reporting that Microsoft is about to close a deal to acquire Skype for a cool seven billion dollars. The deal apparently isn...
Android Central

Qik Video Connect enables Android-to-iOS video chat and much more

Skype today has a newly updated version of Qik Video Connect in the Android Market. The updated app, takes a lot of common video features that we know from Qik and wraps them all into one application but not only do you get all those familiar features -- you also now get Android-to-iOS video chat...
Android Central

Skype fixes security holes, throws in 3G calling to make it up to us

Fear not, people of Earth. Your weeklong national Skype nightmare is over. The essential communications app has plugged that security hole we didn't actually sweat too much over -- the one where some of your data, and your contacts data, was stored insecurely. And to show there are no hard feelings...

Skype responds to report of security hole

Skype Profile info left vulnerable to malicious applicationsSkype on Friday issued a public response to a security issue uncovered recently that leaves some profile and message information open and vulnerable to malicious applications. Uncovered by Android Police, the vulnerability deals with the...

Skype Video for the HTC Thunderbolt leaks out

Although the HTC Thunderbolt was supposed to of have launched with it -- it didn't. And although HTC and Verizon tried to hide the fact it ever existed -- it didn't work. Skype Video has now leaked out for all Verizon HTC Thunderbolt users. No telling how long it will work for once Skype and...

Verizon sending out stickers to cover up Skype on Thunderbolt materials

We can't point the finger at anyone in particular for Skype being pulled from the HTC Thunderbolt before release, but we can have a chuckle at how this particular SNAFU is getting fixed in some Verizon retail locations.  Above is a picture of the stand-up display for the Thunderbolt as it reads now...

Skype and Verizon announce video calling on many of their 4G Android devices

Today, along with announcing their recent acquisition of Qik, Skype has also announced that they plan to bring video calling to a wide variety of 4G Android devices on Verizon. It has become obvious across mobile platforms that video calling is a feature that is in high demand, and Verizon and...

Qik acquired by Skype [update]

Qik, the company behind video conferencing on the HTC Evo 4G, and many other mobile devices, has been acquired by video and voice over IP giant, Skype. Tony Bates, the CEO of Skype, has posted the announcement on the company's blog. "Skype and Qik share a common purpose of enriching communications...

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