Skype, which was once the king of VoIP services, has seen its market slowly being whittled away by newer competitors. Now Viber, one of the more popular ones, is once again striking Skype where it hurts the most, by offering an affordable means to call any mobile or landline number via its new Viber Out feature.
Google decided to make changes to Voice, they did so with the aim at unifying services. Part of their focus was in getting some third party apps, which they noted violated terms of service, to shut down. One of them, GrooVe IP, has announced they will be shuttering their service on May 15th, 2014.
Skype has updated their Android app to version 4.4. The update most notably features a refreshed tablet interface, and better video quality. Skype will also make the update available to Kindle Fire HD and HDX users soon.
Skype rolled out the v4.0 update for Android users back on July 1st. That update came with news of how the app had topped the 100 million install mark and with details about how the app would have what was called a modern design that put conversations first. Well, in an effort to bring that modern design, it looks like the company had buried the option to log out.
app update. This update deals with the Vonage Mobile app and while there are a few notable changes, it looks like the big addition this time around is video calling. The video calls, similar to the regular voice calls are free for those calling another Vonage Mobile user.
Facebook have been pretty busy. With things like Facebook Home, chat heads, the HTC first "Facebook Phone" and now this. Today it looks like Facebook is rolling out voice calling for those in the U.S. using their messenger application. The feature is called VoIP (voice over IP) and will work with your data connection, or using Wifi for free calls.
Facebook has revealed a few new features to their growing social network as of late, but today we're hearing about one of the biggest ones yet. Earlier this month they announced voice messaging for their Android and iOS Messenger app, and were even testing actual VoIP (voice calling) for iOS. Today they've officially rolled out free WiFi calling for all iOS users. Sadly it looks like Facebook decided not to include Android -- at least for now.