Qik for Android Updated, Now Features Live Video Calls for All


Qik is updating their Android application, bringing a wider set of features including live video calls to all users. Up until now, unless you owned a handset that shipped with Qik pre-installed many of the applications features remained out of reach. Just as parent company Skype recently updated their application to spread 3G voice calling, a feature that had been Verizon-exclusive, Qik’s latest update brings all of the service’s features to the Android Market version.

Features that will be new to some are live video streaming and chats over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi; contact list integration; cross-platform chat; and the ability to use either to phone’s front or rear camera. You can also pre-record video mail and share content through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

With Skype with Video just around the corner, how the two companies plan to tackle the video chat market simultaneously isn’t clear. It doesn’t look like one will replace the other anytime soon. The new update does suggest that Qik will move ever increasingly in a social direction.

Android Market Link: Qik

[via TechCrunch]

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  1. Anyone try this on there Thunderbolt yet?

  2. Doesn’t seem to work on the Xoom. Force Closes when trying Video Call.

    1. Same here. FC when selecting Make a Video Call.
      Running stock 3.0.1 on unrooted Xoom.

      1. Read the notes…no xoom support

  3. yea. works fine for me.

  4. Working on my Thunderbolt

  5. I like the leaked version of Skype on my Thunderbolt better

  6. My new LG G Slate Qik forces closed as well.

  7. keeps using the back camera and won’t switch

  8. Such excitement over video-calling ! Most of the world has had this for years, in fact it started on 3G since most phones did not have wi-fi at the time. The world’s biggest mobile-phone maker, Nokia, was making handsets with two cameras some 5 or 6 years ago and we all enjoyed making test calls over GSM, cross-network too, until the novelty wore off. Finally America is catching up with the majority, wow!

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