Saw a pretty cool blog post earlier today. It was over at the Skype blog titled, “Skype now available for Android phone.” Yep, no longer limited to just one carrier, anyone with an Android phone can now run Skype (OK, there are some limitations…).
The key is that you can only make calls over WiFi (in the US), not your provider’s data plan. But hey, I’m OK with that since I’d presumably be using Skype to save on data or voice minutes anyways.
I’m looking forward to trying this out more in the future. If you have any experience with it I’d love to hear your comments.
Those limitations I mentioned?
Skype is not available in the Android Market in China or Japan.
Skype has been tested on HTC and Motorola devices with Android OS 2.1 and above. It may work on other Android phones, but we can’t guarantee full functionality or compatibility. We’re aware of some problems with the Samsung Galaxy S, and we’re looking to address these in the future.
It’s free to use Skype in a WiFi zone. If you use Skype with a mobile data connection, operator charges may apply, so we recommend an unlimited data plan.
In the US, you can make calls only over WiFi.
A fair use policy applies to unlimited subscriptions.