Popular voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) software developer Skype has released a version for Android.

The software is available for download from the Android Market but the bad news is that you need a device with at least Android 2.1 operating system to make it work.

The software has been tested by Skype on the HTC Desire, Legend, Google Nexus One and Motorola Milestone.

Here’s a quick list of the app’s features:

·         Make free Skype-to-Skype calls over WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G)* to other Skype users anywhere in the world using Skype’s SILK codec for CD-like audio quality
·         Make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones
·         Send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype
·         Synchronise contacts between Skype and the native address book and after synchronisation place Skype calls directly from the native address book.
·         See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat
·         Easily import names and numbers to the Skype application from the native address book
·         Receive calls on their Skype online number

Okay, now for that asterisk: If you’re in the US, you can only use Skype over Wi-Fi and if you’re in China or Japan, you can’t use it at all.

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