Wondering which as the best free video calling apps for smartphones and tablets? We've rounded up five solid picks, and we're ready to share them with you. Note that you may already know or even use some of the apps on this list, but we really can't help it if the most popular apps are also the best.
Instant messaging is one of the main advantages of owning a smartphone. Just ask yourself: what's better than being able to stay in touch with your family, friends, and coworkers from anywhere you may be in the world?
After the age of text-based instant messaging came and passed, came the era of voice calls, and we've seen some developers taking this idea to the bank over the past couple of years (Skype is the best examples). However, while texts and audio are great and all, it turns out that more bandwidth, better cameras, and more processing power have already ushered in the next awesome feature: video calls.
With the introduction of faster mobile data networks such as 3G and 4G technology, video calls has become a popular way to communicate with someone through mobile devices. It lets you see the other person that you are calling.
If you have an Android phone with front facing camera and are on 3G/4G or Wi-Fi network, then you can easily make video calls for free. In order to make a free video call, you need to have a video calling app installed on your phone. The following are some of the best free video calling apps for Android.
You’ve probably seen FaceTime and think how cool it is. Contrary to popular belief mobile video calls were not invented by Apple and pretty much any 3G phone sold out today (at least in Europe and Asia) comes with that capability. It doesn’t even have to be a smartphone “ many 3G-enabled phones can do the job just as easily. What Apple did is significant nevertheless “ it made video calling cool (or at least it seems so).
The problem with FaceTime, however, is that it can only work between two Apple devices. Presuming you’re a proud iPhone owner, you can’t video chat with your buddy who owns an Android smartphone. There’s a solution for this situation “ you’ll use some third-party app, instead. Here are 5 apps that allow iPhone and Android users to video call each other:
Video calling has become a pretty big part of our lives now. We’ve got Hangouts from Google, Facetime from Apple and Skype from Microsoft, which make up the big three smartphone OS. But what other services are out there? Because there are a ton. And there’s a ton that have also disappeared, like Qik for instance, which was huge in the HTC EVO 4G era back in 2010. With most smartphones having decent front-facing cameras, how many of you do video calls regularly?