The application allows you to IM, make free calls to other Skype users or call phone numbers via Skype’s SkypeOut service. This works both via WiFi or 3G, except in the US, where calls can only be made via WiFi.
If you already use Skype, once you sign in on the Android app, your existing contacts will naturally show up. If you’re not a Skype user, you can sign up from within the Android app.
Here’s a quick demo video:
The app should work with all Android 2.1 and later devices, but was only tested on HTC and Motorola handsets. Skype is aware of certain issues with the application when installed on a Samsung Galaxy S. They are working to fix these problems.
Skype for Android is available in the Android Market across the world, except China and Japan, or at skype.com/m.
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