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TELEPHONY: fring enables free Video Telephony for Android
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 27.05.10 - 16:09:54 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 9322x
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fring, the mobile over the Internet communication service, today announced the release of the world's first mobile video call service over Internet for Android smartphones! While not too many Android smartphones feature a front facing camera yet (only the HTC EVO 4G has one today and the Samsung Galaxy S will be the next with one), for the first time users of Android smartphones will be able to do video telephony, for free, from their mobile phones with fring. Android device owners can now join Nokia (Symbian S60) and iPhone/iPod touch users who are can already do free mobile video telephony over the Internet with fring.

"Our users have become accustomed to fring providing them with the latest and most advanced mobile over Internet communication. With Android users on over 50 different devices logging into fring everyday, we leveraged the open Android platform to rapidly develop the first two-way video calls over Internet on Android" said Avi Shechter, fring's Co-Founder and CEO. "The demand for this feature has been overwhelming as more people discover richer ways to use their mobile phones. We continue making free mobile video calls widely available, satisfying the market's want for more rich communications tools that these smart phones were designed to deliver."

Since video telephony requires a fast CPU, fring automatically tests your device strength to gage your phone's video calling capabilities.

Android's market reach combined with the Android OS's openness letting developers create richer communication solutions for multiple devices, enabled fring to rapidly deliver the much demanded free video calls to millions of Android users who can now share real-life experiences, for free, over their Android device's Internet connection.

fring's new android version is now available from fring but yet not available from the Android Market.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by fe on 12.06.10 - 18:34:27

Actually, fring is available on the Android Market as well.

Posted by Arne Hess on 13.06.10 - 11:44:00

Yes, now it is, as always but the latest version wasn't when I posted the article.

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