Skype; the world’s biggest VoIP telephony service has finally launched their highly anticipated app for the Android platform. With this new launch, Skype users shall be able to make free VoIP calls to other Skype users as well as text message for free over their Android handsets. The app is compatible over Android OS 2.1 or later and is available in all Android marketplaces except those in Japan and China. The app works over both 3G and Wi-Fi except in USA where it is Wi-Fi only.
The competition in the mobile VoIP calling space is evident considering that Fring too has announced an update to their app close on the heels of the Skype app launch. The latest update brings users the ability to call phone numbers over VoIP with the FringOut service. FringOut is available for as low as 1 cent per minute inside USA and is already available on the Symbian platform.
Fring has announced that a similar feature will be provided on the iPhone platform too shortly.