iPhones are from Mars, Androids are from Chapek 9, and in most cases the two smartphone operating systems never communicate — but Qik videocalling is a new exception to the rule.
Qik, a video-sharing service recently acquired by Skype, has posted an update of its software to the Android Market, allowing its users to videocall others using the same software on their smartphones. A was delivered to the Apple App Store just over a month ago. With similar videocalling features on offer for both platforms, users of either version of the software can now communicate with video over 3G or Wi-Fi.
Videocalling is the flagship new feature, but the traditional Qik suite of video-sharing tools is still available in the Android update. Users can stream video from their phones live to the web, post pre-recorded videos to their user profiles and send video mail to friends in their phone address books.