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Skype and Other Android Apps of the Week

It’s been quite a week after various companies like Skype, Bloomberg and Foursquare brought new stuff for the ever growing population of Android users in the global digital market. Users of the popular open source OS from Google will really find most of the applications listed down here to be useful. Aside from the fact that they’re all for free, they introduce a lot of good features that a big chunk of Android users will find useful.

Instant messaging over mobile phones has become more exciting with the release of a couple of chat tools for the Android:

Skype introduces its free application that will allow you to make calls via Wi-Fi and 3G. It’s currently limited to the US, though. However, with this you can work with your Skype credits, access your buddy list as well as saved conversations from your Skype account.

AdelaVoice brings you StartTalking, which is a voice-activated application ideal for making hands-free calls (i.e. when you’re driving). StartTalking will even read your text messages allowed. It’s designed in such a way that you only need your voice for the application.

The versatile Beejive allows you to sign into a wide range of popular IM accounts at the same time. That means you can chat with your friends via Facebook, GoogleTalk, ICQ and more with a single application.

Some of the new applications customize users’ home screens to accommodate a lot of useful features. For instance, Spark flashes important information like news, updates on social networking sites, the weather, blog posts, calls, and so much more. It’s free, so you can easily share data with other people. There’s also the Car Home, which was recently updated by Google. It’s also a free application which offers easy access to voice action, navigation, and so many other functions useful while you’re driving.

Publications and other brands have also contributed to Google’s rising set of features. Bloomberg becomes one of the newest publications to establish mobile syndication in the Android market. You can now access relevant business information right through your phone. Foursquare gets an update with new tabs for the application that brings you more information for your convenience. Also, ProOnGo has also been updated, allowing users to now work closely with their credit card info for tracking expenses.

More and more applications continue to come into the world of Android users. And considering how those involved carry big brands, it’s a very strong indication that Google’s mobile platform is really getting a lot of support.

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