Skype has been officially launched for Andoid, after earlier versions were pulled from Android Market for reasons unknown.
The new version, designed for anyone running on Android 2.1 or newer, has a new look and more features. The initial release, which will extend to other models later, supports devices with 480×800 or 480×854 pixel displays – including the Nexus One, HTC Desire and Motorola Milestone/Droid.
Users can use the Skype client over Wi-Fi and 3G.
Skype for Android enables users to:
- Make free Skype-to-Skype calls over WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G)to other Skype users anywhere in the world using Skype’s SILK codec for CD-like audio quality.
- Make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones
- Send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype
- Synchronize contacts between Skype and the native address book and after synchronization place Skype calls directly from the native address book.
- See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat
- Easily import names and numbers to the Skype application from the native address book
- Receive calls on their Skype online number
The app is available now from Android Market, or for more information visit www.skype.com/m.