Skype for Android update introduces photo, video sharing
Internet telephony services provider Skype issued an updated version of its Android application that adds photo and video sharing capabilities. Available for download from Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Market, the free Skype 2.6 for Android also brings file sharing features as well as improved battery life and video quality across devices using Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset. The application supports both Wi-Fi and 3G.
Skype users can share images and video with contacts while chatting.
"We are also working hard to extend the list of whitelisted devices for video support," writes senior product manager Dan Chastney on the Skype Big Blog. "These handsets have been tested by Skype's Engineering Team to ensure the best possible video experience. Latest additions include the HTC Amaze 4G and Motorola Droid Razr. In general, almost anyone with an Android device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above can try out Skype video calling for free. We'll let you know if you can turn on video calling when you first start up Skype on a non whitelisted handset."
Earlier this year, Skype for Android made headlines when the firm identified a vulnerability granting malicious third-party Android apps access to private user information including names, email addresses, contacts and chat logs stored in Skype user files. Skype quickly moved to release a new version patching the flaw, adding it had not received any reports of malware apps misusing information from the Skype directory.
- read this Skype Big Blog entry
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