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Skype arrives on Android 2.1

Mobile News
October 5, 2010

Skype available for Android devices; follows iOS and Symbian versions

VoIP calling service Skype is now available for a range of devices running the Android 2.1 operating system or higher.

Users can use Wi-Fi or mobile data connectivity to make Skype calls. Skype-to-Skype calls are free to anywhere in the world, while users can also make calls to landline or mobile numbers using Skype credit. The native device address book can be synchronised with the Skype application to allow calls to be placed directly through the app.

Users can also see when their Skype contacts are online, send instant messages to their Skype contact list and receive calls to their Skype online number.

Recent figures showed that more than 60 per cent of Android devices run the 2.1 or 2.2 version of the operating system.

Skype is available to download from the Android Market, having already been available on the Apple iOS and Symbian operating systems.

Android product manager Mark Douglas said: “With the addition of Android, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian.”

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