Mobile naked video chat
So if you want to try out face-to-face conversation with friends or co-workers located elsewhere in the world, what’s the best way?
After examining six popular video chat apps running on Android OS, here’s our take on which ones work well and which ones you’d better leave on the shelf.
The apps we’re looking at here include Skype, Fring, oo Voo, Tango, Qik and Paltalk, All of these apps are available across across multiple mobile and/or desktop platforms.
For the purposes of this article, though, we tested the Android OS app on a couple of Android devices: specifically, a Samsung Stratosphere smartphone and — except for Qik — a Motorola XOOM tablet.
In addition to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging (IM), Skype supports Vo IP calling to outside numbers starting at 2.3 cents per minute. With almost 700 million registered users, and client software for every major operating system, Skype is also theoretically the most broadly compatible of the video chat options out there. Skype is rated to work with every Android device listed on my Google Play/Android Market account, including review units still listed there which I can’t delete.
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