Fring is coming soon. The app is carrier agnostic and will allow you to make calls to landlines from within the Fring IM app. The company is growing quickly and is said to be adding about a million new users monthly.
exclusivity deal with Verizon Wireless has left many Android owners bemoaning the absence of the VoIP app on their non-Verizon handsets, but that could all be changing soon. According to Skatter Tech's contact with the company, Skype are planning to bring a mobile video calling app to the Android Market later in 2010, and it will be freely available rather than limited to a single carrier.
a Summer 2010 release, but Skype look to be getting serious about VoIP on Android too. A new job listing on the company's site calls for an Android developer to work on "delivering Skype solutions on Android OS based mobile platforms." While there's already an official Skype app in the Android Market, it doesn't yet offer the full range of VoIP functionality desktop users are accustomed to. Instead of carrying voice calls over a data connection, it instead dials into a local number, bridging those calls to national and international users for reduced fees compared to your carrier. This new role, meanwhile, suggests that Skype are getting more serious about their Android VoIP proposal, and leaves us quietly hopeful that we'll see a full, data-based app from them at some point in the near future.
The Brief Your role will be developing the Skype application on the Android platform. You will be working within Skype's development organization, with both the architects and other developers, creating the solutions to fulfil Skype's mobile strategy. Most important for us is that you are a good and competent developer. It is obviously a great plus if your expertise areas are in mobile runtime platforms, services and networks and an understanding of the possibilities and limitations they offer. Key Responsibilities[Thanks Cumulus Nimbus!]
- You will be a developer in the team responsible for delivering Skype solutions on Android OS based mobile platforms
- Participating in estimating the workload for the team and architectural discussions
their Android VoIP app to support the Google Nexus One. The software - Truphone v3.0.2 - now supports the Nexus One, T-Mobile Pulse, HTC G1, Hero and Magic, and offers free WiFi VoIP calls between Truphone users as well as to Google Talk and Skype accounts. There's also an IM client baked into Truphone, which supports Skype, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and AIM accounts, and as with other VoIP systems we've seen they'll happily take your cash in return for lower cost international calls. WiFi VoIP is a relatively new addition to Truphone; when the app first arrived for Android it routed calls over a regular call. Unfortunately this latest version has some issues too, though only if you're a Google Voice user. Gear Diary report that, while they had Truphone installed, Google Voice regularly crashed and their Nexus One ran slower than usual and suffered periodic lock-ups; the issue was fixed when Truphone was removed. Press Release:
Truphone First to Bring Wi-Fi Calling To Nexus One Truphone’s new Android application updated to operate on Google’s new device LONDON – 22 January 2010 — Hot on the heels of the release of Truphone’s VoIP enabled Truphone for Android application earlier this month, Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announces that it is the first company to provide Wi-Fi calling on the Nexus One device from Google. Following collaboration with Google, Truphone is pleased to announce that from today Truphone for Android is compatible with the Nexus One. In addition to compatibility with the Nexus One, the update (version 3.0.2), ensures compatibility with the T-Mobile Pulse, meaning that Truphone is now Wi- Fi compatible with a total of five Android devices (see original release for list) Karl Good, Director of Applications for Truphone said: “Google has been very helpful in working with the Truphone team to allow us to provide our award- winning solution to the growing number of Nexus One owners. Once again it is a testament to Truphone that we are the first to be able to offer this technology to consumers.” Truphone for Android (version 3.0.2), is available now as a free download in the Android Market.