Skype and Vonage were strong competitors some years ago, before the smartphone boom. And while Skype did take a while to get things sorted out, they managed to become one of the most popular mobile VoIP services quickly. This is not stopping Vonage from making a glorious return, though. Vonage has just released ... Read More »
By now, you should all know about Skype, the immensely popular video-chatting service that allows users to have video conversations over the PC. Though anyone with a PC and an internet connection can use Skype to it’s fullest potential, Skype’s Android application has only allowed video calling for a grand total of 4 Android devices. ... Read More »
A little bit late to the party, Skype has finally added video calling support to its Android app. The company released version 2.0 of Skype to the Android Market this morning, featuring a brand new interface and SMS messaging support as well.
Now for the bad news. Skype’s video calling feature will only ... Read More »
At Uplinq, while walking the floor of the Mobile Innovations Showcase we ran across the team from ooVoo giving live demos of their multi-party video chat capabilities (and doing so over LTE in a crowded conference hall, I might add). Not only did the app perform admirably on a mobile handset (we tested ... Read More »
Completely out of left field, Skype announced this morning that it has been acquired by Microsoft for a cool $8.5 billion in cash. Talk about timing, neither company seems to know about a certain huge developer conference that’s about to start in few minutes.
What does this acquisition mean for all ... Read More »
With the discovery of a vulnerable spot in their Android app, which left much of users’ private information unsecured, Skype surely disappointed its loyal customers last week. Upon finding that their application for Android was putting people in danger, Skype informed everyone that they would be fixing the problem soon, and sure enough, ... Read More »
The guys at AndroidPolice have come across a quite serious vulnerability in the Skype for Android app. The hack allows any other application to access a whole lot of personal information like “account balance, full name, date of birth, city/state/country, home phone, office phone, cell phone, email addresses, your webpage, your bio, and more.” That’s a ... Read More »
HTC Thunderbolt users, is your lucky day. Following news that you’re getting Gingerbread soon, we now bring you Skype with Video chat. For those not in the know, the Thunderbolt was supposed to launch with Skype with Video, but the app was yanked at the last minute. None of that matters ... Read More »
Skype announces their acquisition of Qik, may soon offer their own video calling service for Android
CES is always filled with surprises, but we were certainly not expecting Skype to announce their acquisition of Qik. As you know, Qik got started as a small start-up which allowed users to simultaneously record and stream video from their mobile handsets. With the release of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, Qik added real-time video ... Read More »
Many Android fans in the U.S. have been waiting for Skype since it was a Verizon exclusive, but today it was announced that all phones running Android OS 2.1 or later can grap the app from the Market.
Before you get too excited, be warned that the app comes with some limitations. Most notabe ... Read More »