Fring Spices up for the Holidays: Adds DVQ

| December 6, 2010 | Reply

Fringe is giving a little extra this holiday. Their Android and iPhone apps have now been updated to include DVQ, which stands for Dynamic Video Quality. What this means is that the video quality will adjust automatically according to your bandwidth. One major benefit that will come from this is that the audio stream should be clearer. While this may not seem like a huge deal, it’s a nice present, especially useful to those using their carrier data in lieu of WiFi. Check out the video, and if you try the app, let us know what you think!

Fring is working hard to seize on this (hopefully temporary) gap in the video chat firmament, where Google is lacking in a first party mobile video chat solution, Apple’s supposedly open FaceTime standard has yet to be opened, and Skype is dragging its feet on a mobile video call implementation. We’re not sure how long that will last, but until then we’re happy to have Fring sprucing up its own cross-platform solution. Fring just pushed out new Android and iPhone versions of its app that include “DVQ,” or “Dynamic Video Quality” for video calling. It’s pretty simple: the video quality automatically (and asynchronously) adjusts to use your available bandwidth, with an emphasis on keeping the audio stream pure and uninterrupted. It might sound like a no brainer, but it’s a nice touch — particularly for folks straying from WiFi and trying their luck with carrier data. Check out a video of DVQ in action after the break.

Source: Engadget

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