Vringo Brings Social Caller Id & Video Ringtones to Android

htc-android_cat_vringoVringo, the “next-generation ringtone pioneer,” has announced the beta release of their social caller ID and video ringtone app.  As the first and only app of its kind, Vringo allows users find, create and share video ringtones with their Android handsets.

In this era of net-connected, application-centric, ‘able-to-do-a-million-and-one-things’ mobile devices, it’s easy to overlook the most basic aspect of phone usage: making a call.  We’ve been obsessed with making this fundamental aspect of the phone experience as dynamic and personal as any other, which you’ll notice immediately when you fire up Vringo’s new Android application. – CEO Jon Medved

Vringo for Android: Beta lets users configure their own video ringtones by way of the camera to develop on the fly creations.  They can also upload any video stored in their Android phone’s memory.   Users can browse a catalog featuring thousands of free and premium video ringtones.  Sources include premium content from Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Mobstar, and Adult Swim.

Vringo brings video caller ID to Android users by utilizing VringForward™, Vringo’s ‘inverted ringback’ technology. Coupled with Vringo’s ‘create-your-own-ringtone’ feature, users can pre-record various status or mood updates and quickly send them to their friends without talking to them. This feature lets Vringo for Android: Beta users share videos not only with other Android device users, but also those with BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and J2ME devices.

Keep in mind that Vringo for Android is a beta release, so the developers are looking for feedback and suggestions.  If you have an idea that you think will help them out, it is welcomed via e-mail at [email protected] or Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/therealvringo.