Video calling has, so for long, not been popular primarily because of two reasons – it was supported on very few devices to start with and also because it could be costly. Now with bandwidth becoming more affordable with an increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots and also because many carriers now offer unlimited 3G data plans, video calling is slowly picking up traction.
After Apple debuted the FaceTime video calling functionality on the iPhone 4, Adobe has now demonstrated a similar functionality for Android devices. The new feature, cheekily called FlashTime by Adobe, is built over Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) 2.5 interface that is presently in beta. Android handsets are however likely to term this featute simply as P2P video calling.
The functionality is at present in prototype stage and we hope a working beta application is soon released on the Android platform.