Skype finally makes it to Android as a standalone app, Éclair supported

by Shayne Rana

So I picked up my Android 2.1 powered mobile phone, hooked up to my home Wi-Fi network and logged into my Skype account. Not via some third party software like Fring but a dedicated, stand alone bonafide Skype created application. That’s right; Skype for Android is finally here. VoIP services on Skype are now Android friendly and don’t necessarily need to work with Wi-Fi but your regular mobile network will do just fine if you’re ok with charges. Skype-to-Skype calls are free of course and using Skype to call landlines at their reduced rates with your Skype account and Skype credit is also an option. The app allows you to integrate your phone book with your Skype account like you would with your Google account. The only problem is no video calling, but hey, it’s supported by Éclair.