Qik launched a new version of Qik for Android, now called Qik Video Connect and an update to the latest Qik iPhone app. For the first time, this new version of Qik Video Connect for Android (it’s a free app) gives users the following capabilities:
* Note: Video mail is available as a free trial until June 1, 2011. After June 1, 2011, the ability send video mail will be available for an optional monthly or annual service charge. Receiving video mails will continue to be included for free.
This announcement, for the first time, brings Qik’s video calling capabilities to the general Android Market. The news is even more significant as predictions from IDC forecast Android market share to reach over 45 percent by 2015; while Gartner says Android will command nearly half of worldwide smartphone OS Market by Year-End 2012.