Skype Launches Android and Java Clients
Today Skype announced new 'Lite' clients that will allow Android-based phones and Java-based phones to make Skype calls. Users will be able to make Skype-to-Skype calls worldwide, send/receive instant messages, make cheap Skype calls to landlines or mobile phones, receive calls to your online Skype phone number, and see when your Skype contacts are online/available to chat. Skype uses a mobile phone's data connection, so an unlimited plan is recommended for heavy users. The lite version of Skype is available globally.
Facebook Adds Video Chat to Messenger Lite
Mar 7, 2018
Facebook today made its slimmed-down messaging app a bit more powerful with the addition of video chatting. Facebook calls video chats "an expected and essential part of everyday communication" and the company is pleased to offer the functionality to users of the Messenger Lite app.
Facebook Debuts Messenger 'Lite' for Slow Networks
Oct 3, 2016
Facebook today announced Messenger Lite, a pared-down version of its instant messaging app for emerging markets. The app is meant for entry-level and mid-range Android handsets that operate on slower cellular networks.
Facebook's Messenger Lite App Reaches the U.S.
Oct 3, 2017
Facebook recently made its data-saving, lightweight Messenger Lite application available to Android users in the U.S. The app has primarily been available in emerging markets where metered data connections are the norm.
Asus Shows Off the Zenfone 5 Series
Feb 27, 2018
Asus today revealed its new flagship series handsets, the Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5 Lite, and Zenfone 5z. All three phone run Android 8 Oreo with the new ZenUI 5.0 Zenfone 5 Lite / 5Q: Called the Zenfone 5Q in the US, this low end of the series has 2.5D curved class on the front and rear with a plastic frame in between.
Google Expands Enterprise Recommendation Program to More Phones
Jun 12, 2018
Google today said more phone makers now part of its Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Android Enterprise Recommended program, which was launched in February of this year, "establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google." In order to qualify, devices have to meet a number of specifications concerning their hardware, deployment, security updates, and user help programs.