Notes

At Last! Skype now available for Android!
Today was a very special day. Skype has at last released their Android app. They had one back in the days of the HTC G1, however it got discontinued (probably because it was terrible). Anyway, Skype Android is back! 
What I like:
Call skype users for free.
Call landline/ mobiles (using skype credit)
Calls can be made using both 3G or wifi.
Skype chat
What I don’t like:
It’s huge! 14mb in fact. There is no reason for an app like this to be so big. Whats going on guys?
No option to move to SD card? If you’re going to make me download such a huge app, at least let me install it on my SD card - this is one of the new and amazing functions of Android 2.2.
Overall, it’s great to see Skype on Android. No app is perfect first time round, let’s see what happens after a few updates come through.
-Josh

At Last! Skype now available for Android!

Today was a very special day. Skype has at last released their Android app. They had one back in the days of the HTC G1, however it got discontinued (probably because it was terrible). Anyway, Skype Android is back! 

What I like:

  • Call skype users for free.
  • Call landline/ mobiles (using skype credit)
  • Calls can be made using both 3G or wifi.
  • Skype chat

What I don’t like:

It’s huge! 14mb in fact. There is no reason for an app like this to be so big. Whats going on guys?

No option to move to SD card? If you’re going to make me download such a huge app, at least let me install it on my SD card - this is one of the new and amazing functions of Android 2.2.

Overall, it’s great to see Skype on Android. No app is perfect first time round, let’s see what happens after a few updates come through.

-Josh

Notes

For the last 6 months, Android has been the most popular Smartphone OS in the US.
Not a very big surprise. Android is starting to pick up according to the latest data that’s come in from Nielson.
An open OS managed by Google and free for handset manufacturers to install on their phones is a recipe for success. 
Interesting that the three players here are Blackberry, Apple, and Android. No sight of Nokia. And when you see news like this: "Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits", the future for Nokia starts to look even more glum. Let’s hope Nokia pulls something out of the bag.

For the last 6 months, Android has been the most popular Smartphone OS in the US.

Not a very big surprise. Android is starting to pick up according to the latest data that’s come in from Nielson.

An open OS managed by Google and free for handset manufacturers to install on their phones is a recipe for success. 

Interesting that the three players here are Blackberry, Apple, and Android. No sight of Nokia. And when you see news like this: "Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits", the future for Nokia starts to look even more glum. Let’s hope Nokia pulls something out of the bag.

Notes

Android marketplace updates soon to come!

Can’t wait to see these changes happen. We’re expecting these changes to come with Gingerbread seeing as 2.2 hasn’t seen this yet.

Thanks Audiowiz for slicing out some of the best bits from the Google I/O 2010 keynote android video.