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Advancements in Mobile Video Chats

June 03, 2013

LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, is making video conferencing even clearer and easier to use. Its latest video conferencing solution, LifeSize UVC ClearSea, is designed to work with virtually any desktop and mobile device, while remaining simple to use and cost-effective on all platforms.

ClearSea is compatible with around 50 different devices, providing standard support for PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones, Androids, and all sorts of other devices. This is part of LifeSize’s efforts to provide more video conferencing to more people on more devices, meeting the needs of all their mobile users.

Of course, video conferencing is constantly growing in usage, demand, and importance, and mobile capabilities are becoming more necessary. BYOD and increased workforce mobility have led to a demand for mobile video conferencing that can work on a variety of devices, so the more devices a conferencing system can work on, the better.

There are a variety of other mobile video conferencing apps that have been recently made available as well, of course. For example, AT&T has announced its plans for a new pre-loaded video chat app, which enables chat applications for all of its customers, regardless of their data plans. This will make it far easier for customers to use video chats on their devices, at no additional costs.

Google is also getting further into the mobile video chat game, with an improvement on Google Hangouts. Hangouts has become an app unto itself, providing messaging and video chats between Google+ users, and will also receive video support from AT&T later in the year.

These are but a few of the latest advancements and announcements in mobile video apps. While many belong to the big names in mobility and communications, there are also apps coming out from third-party developers, which hope to become the next Skype or Facetime.

Whether any will take off is something that only time will tell, but there’s no denying that video communication is becoming more popular and needed across all devices. That provides a great opportunity for companies and developers to take advantage of, but the true winner will be the one that can unite all devices with the best services, rather than just their own.

Edited by Ashley Caputo