Did you just buy your Android platform or you plan on getting one? Are all of your contacts on Skype? Let’s see if you can still keep in touch with them using only your Android smartphone!
Skype is a very popular PC software which combines instant messaging features with those of a phone call and of a video call. There are quite a few useful features of this program, and not all of them are free of charge. One can even make a phone or video call from their PC to the other person’s smartphone, but this is a paid service.
The Android operating system is very popular as it can be found on so many smartphones and tablets, it’s not even funny. Because a person can make a phone or a video call from their PC (or laptop – to the other’s phone using Skype, one should have the Skype app installed to make things easier. You should read carefully the pricing policies for using the Skype application, because installing it is free of charge, but its use may not be, unless you’re using the Wi-Fi internet connection of the device you own.
You can visit Google Play to download the Skype application for your device, and be sure that there is an extended lists of devices on which the app has been tested and thus it (should) work flawlessly. If your Android platform is not listed, don’t worry, because you can still install and use it, however the quality of the conversation – as in audio and video – will not be perfect.
You can install the Skype application for the Android platforms directly from the Skype website as well. Here you learn better about the application’s features, such as:
- free instant messages (or IMs) over the WiFi connection, as with the data plan active, you might have to pay for the use of the app.
- low rates phone calls, no matter it is a landline or a mobile line. These low rates are charged by Skype, and they may be additional to the ones charged by your operator, so carefully get well informed
- texts messages for low Skype charges. For the use and the charges of this feature, read above.
These are the features advertised on the Skype website, but they’re not the only ones, as there are at least 8 more just waiting for you to discover them!
The Android operating system has a pretty annoying feature, that of allowing the user to install apps from virtually anywhere. This means that one can get a malware application installed instead of what they really want. The reason to mention this is because there is a fake Skype application which has been recently launched and while it doesn’t really steal your data, it steals your money by sending expensive international messages in the background. Usually one can tell the difference between a fake app and the real deal, but this time the differences are subtle. The extension of the app needs to be .apk and it shouldn’t be Java based – stay away from the sites you don’t know as well – better to be safe than sorry.This article is brought by Logo Quiz Answers and Logo Quiz.