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As you might have guessed, IMO is pitched at a young, vibrant market of smartphone users rather than the more universal approach of the other apps. Christian is a regular contributor to print publications such as Linux User & Developer, as well as a number of specials: Raspberry Pi for Beginners, Expert Android, The i Pad Book Vol 6, Word Press…Video call quality is as expected, but if you’re going to opt for IMO, look out for unsolicited messages, which are a real problem on the service, certainly as far as Android users are concerned.
Having support for the Amazon Fire Phone isn’t exactly exciting — most people have never even seen that device in real life — so ignoring Linux seems unusual.
Via the Chrome browser, Google Hangouts can be used on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (you can use the Hangouts add-on if you’re a Firefox user).
Mobile users on i OS (i Phone and i Pad) can take advantage of its messaging, voice, and video chat service, but if you’re using Windows Phone, Google Hangouts isn’t an option thanks to Google’s almost total lack of support for Microsoft’s mobile platform.
Linux and Mac OS X are of course conspicuous by their absence, especially when Blackberry and Kindle apps are available. First and foremost, cross-platform video calling is available, along with voice and instant messaging.
Meanwhile, Tango Out is a limited service for calling landlines and mobile phones around the world, offering 20 free minutes.