Skype Available Now For Android Phones
Oct 5, 2010, 5:07 AM by Philip Berne
Android phones running version 2.1 or higher can now download Skype from the Google App market. Besides being limited to newer Android phones, the app comes with some other restrictions. Users in the U.S. can make calls over Wi-Fi, but not over the 3G network. The app also has problems with Samsung Galaxy S phones, though the company says they are workig to address these problems. Verizon Wireless already offers an exclusive Skype Android app that works using Verizon's voice and data networks.
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Skype Overhauls Android and iOS Mobile Apps
Skype today released Skype version 6.0 for Android and iOS, which completely redesigns the apps to make them more natural and intuitive. Skype 6.0 for Android tackles Material Design to give it a more native look; adds a floating action button for starting new conversations/calls; upgrades contacts search; and speeds up inbox management thanks to clearer read/unread indicators.
So this app is almost worthless.
Sounds about as useful as a fart App.
Android isn't strong enough as a platform to support much hardware diversity.