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Skype for Android tops the 100m install mark, gets 4.0 redesign

Skype for Android has recently crossed the 100 million user milestone and coming along with that is word of an update. Skype for Android has graduated to version 4.0 along with the new version number comes what is being called a "modern" design that puts conversations first. With that in mind, as you can see from the image sitting below, the design brings a look that may be familiar to Windows Phone users.

Skype video message service launched for all

Skype is world renowned for offering a messaging service that allows you to not only call someone (basically replacing the home phone) through your computer, but also to video call them as well. The best part about Skype is that it also does this through mobile format as well. So when we heard that Skype had launched a "Video Message" service, we were intrigued, and wanted to know, what is it?

SmartVP brings video calling and Android apps to the hard-of-hearing

Recently the company Purple Communications announced a new service and product called SmartVP. This is the first of its kind true HD videophone option for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing, and it also works quite well with a host of Android apps. SmartVP combined the latest technology with our good friend Android, and added a wide array of smart apps and features to transform how deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals communicate. Read on for more details.

Skype for Android updated with portrait calls on tablets, more languages

If you're one of the many still using Skype for video calls in this day and age, we have some good news for tablet users. The Android app for one reason or another has just failed to impress, and has been riddled with little issues or lack of proper support. Today Skype was just updated in the Play Store adding new languages, and better tablet support.

Skype video messaging outed in updated Terms of Service

We've heard that Skype is planning some kind of video messaging service a few times in the past, but today the rumored feature is rearing its head once again. This time around, it's Skype's Terms of Service that hold the details, confirming video messaging and going into detail about what users will be able to do. Needless to say, Skype's premium members will enjoy more freedom when it comes to video messaging.

Skype 3.0 gets an improved UI for Android tablets

Today Skype version 3.0 for Android tablets has arrived. The folks from Skype, now owned by Microsoft, have issued a rather large update to the service bringing tons of new features and enhanced Android tablet support. Until now Skype on tablets wasn't too pleasing, but now they'll fully be supporting that 7 and 10-inch real estate, as well as enhanced the user interface. Read on for more details.

Android telepresence robot Botiful introduced on Kickstarter

Move over OUYA, because today we've got another Android-based Kickstarter to talk about. Its name is Botiful, and its looking to infuse a little personality into those Skype video calls you make with your Android phone. Botiful is being touted as the "first consumer telepresence robot," and by docking an Android phone on the robot (and using the special Skype interface), it allows users on the other end to choose what they're looking at. For example, if you're talking to someone who is using a Botiful, you're given control over their robot, so you can remotely control what the robot does and who the focus is on.
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