When the HTC EVO 4G was released, Sprint users were jubilant that they could make two-way video calls with a little program called Qik. But as most found out, the joy was short lived and numerous issues plagued Qik which made the whole thing pretty pointless.
Overloaded servers, the video call quality was awful, and even trying to get the thing to work was a chore. But if we move on to the present time, Qik has finally come to the rescue and provided us with an update to the service with version 3.54.
Qik now promises that connectivity issues have been ironed out. This means that you will no longer have to wait ages to be connected and start a chat session. You will also get better performance in low network conditions. Meaning that when the network bandwidth went below a certain point the video would not flow both ways.
SMS verification has gone out the window, so just update and you will be set. Qik video chats are also not automatically archived to your Qik account as they will be adding additional user controls in subsequent releases.
It seems that Qik have really upped their game, and want to make to-way video chatting a plesant experience rather than just a feature that is there, but does not work.
How are you finding the new version of Qik? Will you be using it more often now?
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