No more waiting, no more beta test subscription, the Viber for Android is finally here and available for download at Android Market. Just to remind, during the closed group beta period, which started this May, Viber for Android was tried by some 50,000 users. In that period, beta version had several releases, so we can assume that this final version is quite much free from critical bugs on most devices.
Android version has several features which are not available on iPhone, such as a running at full screen when Viber call is received, pop-up text message notifications which enables user to replay directly from itself and possibility to set Viber as default call provider.
You can find it for download at Android Market or if you are reading this with your Android device just click on this link.
Important notice! If you already have Viber beta installed (beta testers), you have to uninstall previous version before downloading version from Android Market.
Viber also announced that currently they have 12 million active users (20 millions registered) which are talking 11 million minutes per day with average call length of 6 minutes. Compared to over 500 million of Skype users it still looks small (note that Skype is primary desktop application). But knowing that there is 120 million of Android devices out there, it seems that things are getting little bit more interesting.
What is next? Blackberry version is in works and probably will be next in line. Viber said that they are planning versions for Nokia and Windows Mobile devices, but this will probably not be soon as those two platforms are struggling on the mobile market. Android as a currently most growing mobile platform is supported and this is probably most important for Viber future. I hope that after this we can hope for some new features for existing users, like conference calls, group messages and video calls.