Viber, a service which was so far only available for the iPhone that offers users free phone calls and text messaging to other Viber users over 3G and WiFi, has announced today the official release of its Android app. Furthermore, Viber has also announced that it has acquired over 12 million active users (last 30 days) and has an impressive call traffic volume of over one billion minutes of calls per quarter. The Android version of Viber is said to feature the same super-easy setup process and high- quality calls that drove its success on the iPhone. However, the Android version of Viber includes several exclusive features:
- Full call screen whenever a Viber call is received
- Popup text message notification, which lets users respond to text messages without having to open Viber
- Tighter integration with the phone, which allows users to see their regular call logs and messages within Viber
- A default dialer setting that enables users to use the Viber dialer for all their phone calls, not just for Viber calls
The release of Viber on Android is also good news for the millions of users of the iPhone version of the app. With Viber offering free calls and texts for both Android and iPhone devices, users can now enjoy using Viber with even more friends and contacts.
Viber for Android is now available free of charge from the Android Market and requires Android 2.0 or higher.
Cheers ~ Arne