Nokia Rebrands, Improves Chat Software
Today Nokia began offering a revised version of its Nokia Chat program. The new version, called Contacts on Ovi, brings a number of fixes and improvements. It now supports S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, and there is also a J2ME version available for Series 40 phones. Contacts on Ovi, which is beta software, offers the ability to chat via Instant Messaging clients complete with emoticons, presence and "enhanced" presence, which adds user data to presence, such as what you are listening to. The software is free to download.
Skype Improves Photo Sharing for Windows Phone
Skype today updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of Skype makes it possible to send photos to one or more contacts at a time, as well as receive photos from other Windows Phone and iOS devices.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.
Nokia Camera App Updated with New Features
Microsoft has released a new version of the Nokia Camera application for its Lumia-branded smartphones. The revised app carries over several features previously seen in the beta version, including continuous autofocus for faster focusing.
Facebook Brings Instant Video to Messenger
Facebook today added the ability to stream video live within its Messenger application. The feature is different from a two-way video chat, which has been part of Messenger since 2015.