Well, Android users have been waiting long enough, but Skype have finally announced the launch of Skype for Android, bringing the famous free call app to your phone.
It’s a potentially huge development, and as long as you are running Android OS 2.1 (Eclair), you’re good to go. As long as you have a Skype account, just sign in and get calling. Just remember that there’s still a possibility that you’ll be billed for internet access, so unless you are using wifi, check with your carrier before ringing up that long-lost cousin in Australia.
I’ve taken a quick look at Skype for Android, and it seems like a pretty smooth ride. It has a nice little introductory sequence – although I’m a bit skeptical that anyone’s first contact with Skype is likely to be on Android – and the app is easy to find your way around and use. Our test call – from one end of the office to the other – was absolutely perfect, and I’d bet that once you’ve tried Skype for Android, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.