For Office 365 users, Lync 2010 is available for Android-based phones, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, Symbian-based phones and of course Microsoft Windows Phone. However, once Lync 2010 has been configured for a company, users will still be unable to use the Lync application unless they download the Lync mobile client application. Unfortunately, the Lync client application is dispersed across a number of websites and not necessarily where the documentation states that the client should be. In this article, we look at where to get the Android client and the surrounding information on the website.
If users have an Android-based phone, then they will need to obtain the Android Lync 2010 client from Google Play.
The Lync Client page on the Google Play site is useful as it contains a description of the client and the pre-requisites for the Lync 2010 client, such as which OS version is supported. In addition, it has tab sections, one of which contains a particularly useful area for reader reviews and their experience of using Lync 2010. The only negative aspect was that the generic screenshots were a bit too small to be viewed properly.