Qik Will Release New Video Calling Solution


Yesterday, Qik and Samsung released a demo of video conferencing software for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. The video software was developed by Qik, a video communications company. It will allow full-screen, full-duplex video calls on Samsung’s tablet and other Android mobile devices..


Qik hopes to outdo the other sub par videoconferencing options out there with its innovative and advanced video technology. There are may mobile video conferencing software options out there, such as Apple FaceTime and Fring. While these two are popular, they are both unreliable. Also, FaceTime is only available for the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch over Wifi, which makes it inconvenient. Qik wants to address these issues with its new software. Yahoo is another company that is also trying to release a more effective video calling solution for mobile phones sometime over the next couple of months.


Qik demoed its software on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It displays the call recipient in a full screen. The actual caller is also displayed in a small square in a corner of the screen. The video calling technology will be available over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. The demo was through 3G, but the quality was not pristine so hopefully over 4G the connection will be stronger and faster.


Qik expects to release its software in the next month in the Android Market. The video calling solution will require a mobile device with a Cortex-A8 processor. Devices with this processor include the Motorola Droid, Droid X, Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Galaxy S phones.

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