Fring Adds Video Calling Feature to Android Handsets
Fring today announced a new version of its application for the Android platform. The most important new feature of the updated app is the addition of free, two-way video calling over the internet. Fring already offers video calling for the Symbian and iPhone versions of its app. This is the first time that it is available for Android. According to Fring, the Android handsets will need to have a "fast CPU" in order for video calling to work. The application should work over most any mobile internet connection. including 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and WiMax. The application is free.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Google Merging Video Call Tool Into Phone Dialer
Google today said it is taking steps to ease the process of making video calls between Android handsets. Starting with Nexus, Pixel, and Android One devices, users will be able to initiate video calls directly from the phone dialer or text messaging app.