Oct 6, 2010
The barren desert of free video calling apps for Android just gained a drop of water called Tango. Tango is a free mobile video calling service available for both the iPhone and Android. iPhone people will ask “Why would we need this when we have FaceTime?” Well, because FaceTime only allows video calling between supported Apple devices and can only be used over WI-FI. Tango not only works over WiFi, 3G and 4G, but cross platform, as well.
Tango offers high-quality video calling for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and Android devices including Motorola Droid X, HTC EVO, HTC Incredible, and Google Nexus One. Tango can be used with a front facing camera or with just a rear camera. Being able to be used with rear facing camera phones opens the list of compatible devices to 30 models, including ones from Acer, Apple, HTC, LG, Motorola, Pantech and Samsung.
Tango is simple to set up and uses your phone number as your ID so there is no need to setup yet another profile. Tango also reads your contact list and will add anyone from your contacts who use the service to your Tango contacts or you can easily invite friends with one click e-mail or text.
Video calling provides a more personal and fun way to communicate with your friends and family.
We can’t always be around a computer so it’s nice to know you can take this technology with you thanks to services like Tango. You can read the Press Release for more info or visit the Tango website. The Tango app is available and can be downloaded from the Android Market for free.