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Fring Update: Full-Screen Video Calling, “Dynamic Video Quality”

Fring, a popular VoIP service that allows you make regular phone calls, video calls and chat, released an update to their official iPhone client today which brings a number of new features and fixes.

First off, fring is introducing a new video calling technology called DVQ (Dynamic Video Quality) that automatically adjusts the quality of a video calling session according to your bandwidth in order to provide an always-good experience. I’m testing it on 3G and, admittedly, it works pretty well. There’s also a new video quality indicator that enables you to check on the quality of the connection in real-time. Neat.

The video calling user interface has also been updated to include support for full-screen – a much requested feature by fring users. Together with several bug fixes, the new version brings faster video call setup time, too.

Fring for iPhone is free and available here. Sadly, looks like Skype integration won’t come back anytime soon.

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