Back in August, I wrote about the crappyness that was Skype on Android. Or more simply I posed the question: why isn’t there an official Skype app on Android?
Well, you can imagine my joy this morning when I saw that Skype, the grandaddy of Internet telephony, has released an official client for the Android platform.
That’s right, if you have an Android phone, you can download and utilize Skype straight on your handset, with no computer involved.
For Android lovers everwhere, Skype is available for phones running Android 2.1 and above. On a bad note, I’m dissapointed to see that Skype does not support Skype calls over 3G. For this official client, you must make calls while on a Wi-Fi network. This is a lame note, and probably because of Skype’s deal with Verizon.
Another crummy angle to this, Skype does allow for Skype calls on iPhone – so why Android is getting singled out on this is a mystery to me.
For my Android readers – enjoy Skype. I look forward to talking globally on my mobile handset. Although, I’ve been able to do Skype calls over 3G (even with Video!) on my Nokia N900 for months now.