Fring announced the release of the world’s first mobile video calls over internet application on Android devices. For the first time, users of Android devices, the world’s fast-growing mobile phone operating system, will be able to send a good night kiss from abroad, for free, from their mobile phones with fring.
The Fring Android app requires no additional hardware, is pc-independent, has no geographical or location limitations and operates on any available mobile internet connection (3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE & WiMax). fring supports thousands of devices on multiple platforms including Android, Symbian S60, iPhone/ iPod touch, Windows Mobile, J2ME and Linux devices allowing the chance to make video calls to other Fring users on any of these platforms.
Fring can encompass the profiles that users have with Google Talk, Skype and instant messaging apps and now allows people to call an iPhone-owning friend in full colour video from their Android mobile, provided they also have Fring installed.
Fring says that its video calling service will only be available if the app can get enough processing power to make the experience smooth. The likes of the Google Nexus One should be fine, but this means that older Android-based smartphones might be left behind.
Fring and Skype go hand in hand, so video calls with Skype contacts should be easily achieved whether users have a Wi-Fi connection or good 3G coverage.
See the new fring with video support in action in the video below
Consumers with unlimited mobile internet deals can use Fring’s video calling for free. Get the new Fring app with video support from here.