Skype has just announced the release of Skype for Android, an excellent client for your Google mobile OS-based handset. It requires Android 2.1 or above to run and the software allows the phone user to rely on Skype’s services on the go, as long as there’s WiFi around or a mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G).


You can download Skype for Android for free via Android Market or you can visit for more info about getting the app. As far as the features of the client are concerned, there’s a nifty list below to clear things for you:

– Skype-to-Skype calls are supported, either via WiFi or mobile data connections to Skype users anywhere
– low rate Skype calls can be made, either to landline or cellphones
– instant messaging to friends or groups of friends
– Skype contact syncing with the native address book and calls from that address book
– import names and numbers to the Skype app from the address book

More details about the software can be found here and there’s a video below showing how Skype for Android works. Keep in mind that there are some problems that this client has with Samsung Galaxy S, but they’re being looked into.

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