The Yahoo Messenger continues to see some nice improvements with each update and this latest one brings free voice calls and landscape video. That’s awesome and all right? Well, at this time, the app only has support for the myTouch 4G and the EVO, which is pretty surprising, especially with so many front-facing camera devices in the wild these days. Hello Galaxy Tab? Hello Nexus S?
Updates available in the market for those that can actually use them.
Yahoo updated a couple of its more popular apps, Messenger and Mail, to include some much needed new features. Messenger now has official support for video chatting on the MyTouch 4G plus “experimental support” on the EVO and zero support for the Galaxy Tab. Actually, Yahoo apps in general appear not to support ANY Galaxy S devices which is a little odd. There are only 3 million+ in existence around the world. The mail app now allows for multiple accounts, lets you preview photos and has a more polished notification system. Like I said, all “much need” stuff.
*For video chatting to work, you will need both the Yahoo Messenger app and the video add-0n.
Yahoo Messenger | Video Add-on | Yahoo Mail
I know we’re just now hitting the meat of the NFL season, but for the NBA and NHL fans out there gearing up for their respective openers, Yahoo has your fantasy needs covered. Yesterday, both apps hit the Android market for free, so be sure to grab them if your league drafts are getting underway. (more…)
We weren’t really expecting Yahoo IM video chat to come out for while, but our friends over at XDA Forums managed to find it deep inside the leaked myTouch ROM that’s floating around in the wild. The app apparently works well over both 3G, 4G and wi-fi as long as your phone has a front-facing camera to support video calling. Early feedback also suggests that phone-to-phone and phone-to-PC video calls are working, but not for those of you with a Mac. (more…)
Who wants mobile video chatting/calling/
stripping on their Android phone from one of the big dogs in the IM world? Brace yourself as Yahoo Messenger’s video feature was semi-announced and should be headed to both the good guys and the i*hone, allowing video calls to anything capable of running the IM service.
The free app, will be available for both iPhone and Android phones and will allow smartphone users to not only conduct video calls with each other, but with anyone that currently uses Yahoo Messenger for video calls on their PCs, Katz said (Messenger has 81 million users worldwide, according to Yahoo).
And unlike FaceTime, Yahoo’s mobile Messenger video calling app will work not only over a WiFi connection, but over a carrier’s standard wireless network.
These are the announcements we really enjoy hearing. While we are lacking many devices with cameras that can take advantage of a service like this, you have to assume that they are coming.
Anyone else excited?
Yahoo keeps working hard to compete and stay relevant on the Android platform. After releasing their IM, Mail and Search apps back in July, they’ve added News, Weather, Movies and Finance to the pack over the last couple of days. For the power Yahoo users out there, you should be pretty excited to see the search giant rounding out their suite of services. (more…)