October 5, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Many Android users have been looking forward to this moment, and now the wait finally is over since a bona fide, voice-enabled Skype is available for download in the Market, or via skype.com/m from your phone. There are no longer any restrictions in the US related to Verizon, and the new app lets you make free Skype-to-Skype calls, send and receive instant messages, and you can also call phones over Wi-Fi. If you live outside the US, calls can be made over 3G as well.
You’ll need Android 2.1 or above to get Skype running and the company lets us know via its blog that the app currently is unavailable in China and Japan. If you’ve rushed to the Market and downloaded Skype, how’s it treating you so far? Head over to Skype’s blog for the full announcement.