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Video calling comes to Skype, on Android

Popular voice over IP software maker Skype has launched an update to their software for Android, which now offers up 1-to-1 video calling.

Skype for Android 2.0 app delivers video calls to Skye contacts free of charge, over both WIFI and 3G – something that Apple hasn’t been able to do with FaceTime, even between iPhones, Mac, Windows PCs and even TVs.

There has also been a redesign to the Skype for Android user interface, with a new easier to navigate menu for contacts and access to details such as the Skype credit balance, plus status updates.

The app also offers the regular amount of Skype features too, such as low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world, along with being able to send text messages to friends and family at competitive rates.

Skype’s new app for the Google mobile OS can be downloaded from the Android Market, or from with support for HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S at the moment.

Check out the video below from Skype, which details the features of the new app.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.