Qik Premium Service for Android Users

Qik Video has been around for a while now, allowing Android users to video chat and record/share videos for free right from their devices. Now users can enhance their Qik experience with the premium service formerly only available to users of its iOS counterpart. The new service comes with a ...

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Qik Video Connect Announced, Allows for Cross-OS Videochat

If you're not familiar with Qik, their videochat client for Android is widely popular, and many manufacturers are preloading it onto newer Android devices that feature a front-facing camera. Qik has just announced via their blog that they're releasing a new Qik app: Qik Connect, already ...

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Skype Acquires Qik for $100 Million

Today at CES, Skype announced their acquisition of Qik, the popular mobile video streaming and video calling service. The agreement was finalized at $100 million.

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T-Mobile and Qik bring video chatting up a level.

Video chatting and Front Facing Cameras are still relatively new, and it’s still unclear whether or not everyone wants it. This causes a problem for software makers who want everyone to use their software to get their chat on. Qik has been out for Android for awhile, first on the Evo and ...

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Qik Sees “Unprecedented” Workload on Servers Thanks to EVO 4G

HTC EVO 4G owners trying to use Qik Video over the weekend found themselves running into all sorts of connection issues thanks to overwhelming and unprecedented demand.  The Qik blog is telling us that they have had to temporarily unpublish the video calling application over extreme workloads.  ...

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Qik Details Premium Features for EVO 4G

So you’ve probably heard over the last few weeks that Qik was going to be charging for some new, premium services now that the EVO 4G is out. Qik passed along a press release to us this morning, breaking down some of the differences between the free client and the version that runs five ...

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Qik Responds: Core Capability of 2-way Video Chat to be Free

We received an email late this evening from Qik co-founder Bhaskar Roy who wanted to clear the air on the recent rumor that their video chat service will run an extra $5 per month.  He told us “the core features of 2-way video chat and live video sharing from phone to phones, web, desktop ...

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EVO’s Qik Video Chat to Cost an Extra $5 a Month… Seriously?

According to a source of ours inside Sprint, the EVO 4G’s $10 premium cost doesn’t seem to cover the Qik video chat capabilities, as previously thought. As you can see in the screenshot below, the service will be cost a $4.99 premium, payable via PayPal. This shot comes straight ...

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The EVO 4G in Action; Qik Video Chatting Rocks

Last night I attended the Sprint EVO 4G event in New York city. Of course, I brought along my handy little video camera, just in case I saw something you AndroidGuys would like. Sure enough, Sprint aimed to please. For hours, I was able to play around with the device and watch Sprint ...

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Stream Your Future Memories Real-Time with Qik

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Ever find yourself wishing you had a webcam with you while on the go?  Let’s say you’re at grandma’s birthday party and want to share a video of her blowing out the candles.  What to do?  If you have Qik on your phone, you simply open up the app and start sharing!  

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QIK Supports 720×480 Streaming on DROID

You can thank the folks at Motorola for this one.  Now that the DROID is out and Android hardware has started creeping upwards, Qik went and retooled their app to support higher resolution.  It will soon be possible to stream and record video at  720×480 goodness.  We say soon, because ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Video Streaming App Hits Market a Tad Qik-er Than Expected

Somehow an early Alpha version of live video streaming app Qik made its way to Android is today.  We say “somehow” because it comes a few days earlier than the company was shooting for. The story, according to MobileCrunch, goes like this: One of the people who were testing Qik out ...

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Amazon kicks off autumn by highlighting a variety of fall-related apps and games

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Amazon, understanding that we’re in that time of year where just about everything comes in a pumpkin spice variant, has kicked off autumn with their own deals. To help usher in fall, Amazon is highlighting a wide variety of apps and games available through the Appstore, many of which are ...

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In Brief: 21 other Android-related things worth knowing (December 7)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it ...

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