Sunday, August 2, 2015

Choose a messenger for android-devices: text messages – Skype, Viber and WhatsApp –

Good minimalism

The ability to self-configure
Minimum of PC-version

The maximum load on the system (CPU / RAM)
0-0.7% / 78 -90 MB

The required minimum

Availability Emoji, emoticons, gif-animation
Animated emoticons

Transfer files and multimedia
Yes | files, videos, photos

No support

The social component (integration with social networks, group chats)
Group chat


Average (system load)

The first impression

Sign in to Skype, you can either from your previously registered login account either through Microsoft. If the entry is not present, for you are available accounts of other services of the American company, but no more. Though earlier it was different … without expansion Microsoft.

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The first thing that greets us, this is a familiar home screen recent, favorites, and other contacts, if that, of course, any. In the upper left corner you can dial a number, add a contact and send. In this article, we are interested in only the last possibility.

As for adding a contact, you can simply find someone in the community of Skype, or add a phone number, as is done in the notebook smartphone.

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The upper right corner has traditionally represented the” three points “, which are hidden settings.

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Unlike the PC version of Skype, in a mobile application settings a bit. The first thing we are asked to enable or disable notifications. Notifications are assigned to new posts, group and network synchronization status. You can turn the sound or light signal or activate / deactivate both options.

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But you can contact either show or not to show in a notebook.

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Privacy. Save password to avoid typing every time you enter, receive messages and video calls only “friends”, indicating the target audience (the criterion for age and sex), as well as point out for some contact information you will be able to find other users. In our case – is just email.

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Voice and video can be taken automatically to display their technical data as well as set the video quality. The last parameter, unfortunately, commonplace and do not contain interesting settings, such as the number of frames per second.

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In addition, there is a separate option: Skype Wi- Fi. By the way, an interesting solution that allows you to automatically connect with nearby wireless access points, and to pay them (if required by ISP) from their accounts on Skype.

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In general, setting the minimum, especially those As for the text messages and SMS. Hence it is concluded that the Messenger function in Skype is secondary and serves as a support for video calling and conferencing.

It is a pity, because many users (especially at work) use Skype as an alternative to the same traditional “ICQ”. Well, now we check it out in action.


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