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Nimbuzz Launches New Version of its Android App

VoIP Quality Feature


December 13, 2010

Nimbuzz Launches New Version of its Android App

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor


Nimbuzz, a cross-platform multi-IM and VOIP clients, has released Nimbuzz 2.0.2 for Android (News - Alert) app, which can be downloaded for free from the Android market.


One of the new features integrated into the new version is termed as “HD voice quality,” which allows users to make HD calls over WiFi and 3G. Instead of routing calls through Nimbuzz (News - Alert) servers, the app now makes a peer to peer connection between users’ phone and the phone of the person they are calling, and auto-detects their network speed to determine if HD calls are possible.

Another specialty of the app is that it can be installed on the SD card which is purported to save the precious phone memory. The profile page is now upgraded to allow users to easily update their status, connect to social networks, download avatars or pay for Nimbuzz credit to make low-cost calls to international phone numbers.

The new version is also capable of auto-detecting when a suitable connection (3G or Wi-Fi) is available for HD voice calls and displays an HD indicator on the call screen in real time. When a HD call is made, the connection does not pass through the Nimbuzz server but directly between two phones, which results in much faster and stable connection. Nimbuzz claimed that the calling quality will be crystal clear, and the probability of dropped calls has been enormously reduced.

Though the app is available for iPhone, Symbian (News - Alert), and PC, the HD voice calling features are available only on the Android platform. The app can downloaded for free by browsing through the Android Market via the mobile phone and all users have to do is search for Nimbuzz app.


Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf




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