Skype to launch Android App with Video Calling this year ?
One of the apps missing from the Android Market is the official Skype app. This might change this year year when Skype launches an Android App to end users. And the best part of the news is that Skype for Android will come with Video Calling. SkatterTech had a chance to meet the Skype team and discuss regarding the same.
This is what a Skype had to say when they were asked if Mobile video Calling would come to HTC EVO 4G
Skype envisions a world where video plays a larger role in the way we communicate. The next generation innovation involving video calling will not be bound to the computer. We’re seeing a proliferation of video calling shared between all kinds of connected devices. It’s on computers (today 1/3 of all calls on Skype happen via video), televisions (Skype bringing video calls to living rooms via Panasonic, Samsung & LG partnership), and it will eventually be coming to mobile devices too. We’re betting big on video, and we intend to set the bar on mobile video calling, and it’s something we’re going to do this year.
We will be bringing a direct to consumer app to the Android marketplace later this year. This application will be available for all consumers globally to download regardless of carriers. (i.e. similar to how we offer the iPhone app today)
Skype already offers an Android app for Verizon customers so this new app is expected to hit the Android market.