Nimbuzz for Android gets an update, now VoIP-ier than ever

Nimbuzz for Android
Nimbuzz for Android

There’s a new version of Nimbuzz in town, and it’s ready to take VoIP calls on your Android smartphone to the next level. A handful of new features has been added to the new application, and users will definitely be happy with the additions.

Some of the new features you’ll find on the new version of Nimbuzz include:

  • NimbuzzOut calling – cheap international calling to mobile phones and landlines
  • A new dialer tab – so you can call mobile phones and landlines via NimbuzzOut, SkypeOut or any of our SIP partners (Google/Gizmo5, Sipgate, Xeloq, T-Pad, VoIPax, Gulfsip, IPS, Badatel and more)
  • Friend suggestions – see which of your phonebook contacts are already using Nimbuzz
  • Facebook Connect – no more disconnecting errors!

While it’s not a complete overhaul of the application, the new features are a great addition to an already solid communications apps. The new features Nimbuzz have brought us are definitely welcomed. I really like the friend suggestions option, and the dialer tab has been upgraded with the option to choose a country pre-fix code, so if you’re calling the same country a lot, you don’t need to bother with a country code. Simple and easy.

The settings menu has been changed up a bit as well, allowing a user to use different layouts, change your account credentials, and profile information with in the application. And of course NimbuzzOut calling, which provides cheap international calls to cell phones as well as landlines. Nimbuzz gives very competitive rates for calling, and with so many partners in tow, they have you’re back.

I don’t really call anyone internationally, and sometimes I really don’t feel like being so connected (I’m a screener). Still, I’m a pretty big fan of Nimbuzz, even though I don’t utilize it to its full potential! If you have any more questions, head over to Nimbuzz’s blog!

  • atmozphere

    Tried it last night and got disappointed. The dial pad is laggy and voice is routed through the speaker on the back of my Samsung i5700. The call quality was disappointing too. I made a call using my Vyke sip acct. I didn't try it with the Nexus One but assume it would be the same and uninstalled the app. All that being said I have to keep my s60 phone for sip calls until a decent option on android is available. Nimbuzz on S60 rocks but the android variant is meh.

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