updated 11:15 am EDT, Thu August 25, 2011
Qik Premium reaches Android devices
Qik users on Android were put back on par with their iOS counterparts Thursday with a Premium option in the app (Android Market). Paying for the extra service works with a companion desktop app to automatically sync videos and manage them when away from the phone. Some devices also get the option of recording videos in 3D and HD if the hardware allows for it.
Adoptees also get the option to send unlimited video mail, not just receive it, and can download unlimited permanent copies of videos. Owners can upload videos they'd taken from outside Qik that reach Android's usual Gallery browser, and they get faster help.
Qik itself is free on a basic level, but Premium costs either $5 per month or $45 per year. The Android version needs at least Android 2.1 to work. iOS has had Premium for some time and can be switched on in the Qik app (App Store).