Apr 20 AT 11:53 AM Edgar Cervantes 8 Comments

Skype fixes security gaps, and by the way, gives us 3G calling!


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, there is an update available this morning. The update not only fixes the security bridge though, Skype has decided to give us an unexpected surprise!

Do you remember the days when Skype was only available through Verizon? We were all begging Skype to give us an official app for Android, which would allow us to make VOIP calls over WiFi, without the need to go through a 3G network, or Verizon for that matter. We are all happy with Skype now, being able to fully benefit from what it has to offer, only over WiFi though. Before this morning, using Skype over 3G (officially) was still only available through Verizon’s Skype Mobile application, and with this new update, that limitation has vanished. Yes, Skype for Android is now able to make calls over a 3G network, any 3G network, in fact (even in the U.S.). These news should have Verizon a little upset though, because it seems like their Skype Mobile app is now completely unnecessary.

What’s in this version:
1. Security update
2. Calling over your 3G connection is available worldwide – now including the US.Skypemarket update

Well, if Skype had some of its users upset about the security issues, this is a great way to regain their satisfaction!To be able to enjoy some 3G Skype calling, head over to the Market and get your new and improved Skype version! Also, don’t forget to give us your opinions. Are you excited about this update? Satisfied? Is 3G-calling even a big deal to you?

Via: Android Central

Source: Skype

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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    Forgive my ignorance of the Skype platform, but would this allow you to sign up for a data only plan with a wireless carrier and make VOIP calls to landlines and cellphones?

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    You’ll need some money for this as only Skype to Skype calls are free.

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    Have a Nexus One. The Skype Beta works on my phone, but the main app hasn’t for months. Most people cannot login in. So I down loaded the new version today. No cigar! It claims my log in name doesn’t exist. Not only do I have an account, but a Skype subscription and a Skype number.
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    I’m in Europe, and Skype has allowed me to call on 3G since the first day it was available here.

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    I really can’t comment on some thing I haven’t use yet. But what I read it sounds very good.

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    what am i missing? i always had skype on my vm optimus 1

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    The moment google allows front-facing cameras to use google video chat, it’s curtains for this.

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