HD voice calls for Android phones have arrived!

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You read that right, starting today you can make HD voice quality calls from any Android mobile phone. All you need to do is go to Android Market and search for Nimbuzz (or just scan the bar code at the end of the post).

But wait, there’s more. Here is the complete list of new features of Nimbuzz 2.0.2 for Android:

  • HD voice call quality on Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz calls
  • Install Nimbuzz on SD card to save space on the phone memory
  • Updated My Profile page
  • New Contact List layout
  • Free avatars

HD Calls Android

The new update allows you to make HD quality calls to your Nimbuzz friends that are using an Android mobile phone and have the new Nimbuzz version (2.0.2) installed. This is possible thanks to our new peer to peer calling system, which doesn’t route the call through our servers, but makes a direct connection between the two mobile devices. Your calls will be connected faster, the calling quality will be crystal clear, and the probability of dropped calls  enormously reduced.

The new version auto-detects when you have a suitable connection (3G or WiFi) for HD voice calls and displays an HD indicator on the call screen in real time.

For now HD quality calls are available only for Android users but we are working on making them available on PC, Symbian and iPhone.

Another highly requested feature was to install Nimbuzz on the SD card and now it’s available. This will save you precious space on the phone memory.

The My Profile page was also updated and you can control everything from one place: status, communities, NimbuzzOut Credit and profile information.
Nimbuzz Android My Profile

The new version has a updated contact list layout, which has the status icons (available, away, busy) on the right, and display pictures on the left side with community icons in the bottom right corner.

Nimbuzz Android Contact List

Personalization is very important to all of us, so we thought we’ll give you a hand with your display picture. Tired of your old one? Looking for a fun new picture to represent your personality? Then check out the N-World option. Click on Menu->N-World and choose your new free avatar.

Free Avatars Android

If you want to get Nimbuzz on your Android mobile, just go to the Android Market via your mobile phone and search for it or if you are using QR scanner just scan the code below.


71 thoughts on “HD voice calls for Android phones have arrived!

  1. @Rahul
    As mentioned previously we do not have plans to implement chatrooms on Android in the near future.
    Stay tuned to our Blog for more news.

  2. @mmorselli
    HD means High definition which means that on Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz call (between Android devices) the voice and sound will be much clear.

  3. Hi moi,
    I installed Nibmuzz 4.0 on my Nokia (s60 3th ed) and I cannot receive call on Linux clients Pidgin & Empathy.


  4. @Alonso
    We do not have a version 4.0, which version are you using?
    Note we do not offically support third party applications, so if you have trouble using Nimbuzz via Pidgin or Empathy, you should contact their support team.

  5. @vivek
    We do not have plans to implement Chatrooms on the Android version in the near future.

  6. @queralt escrich, sorry, but often Android Peoples don’t like “Apple Way”, where spec are hidden to customers they don’t have to care about. Android Peoples are Happy to know that “sound will be much clear” now, but wants to know why ;)

    At least some spec about average bitrate or codecs…

  7. Maybe stupid question, but do I have to pay when I just make phonecalls within my own country? The calculator doesn’t show any calculated prices and contactpersons (in my own country)
    show with and without prices/minute.

  8. “HD” voice … meaning which codec?

    Is it G.722? AMR-WB? Something licensed from Google/GIPS? SILK?

    Seriously, more technical details would be nice on the codec type? Otherwise it’s speculation.

    To Omegaman- Doubt it’s AMR-WB, unless Nimbuzz has paid the licensing fee to VoiceAge…

  9. @dik
    If you call to your IM contacts the call will have no extra cost.
    If you call to landlines or mobile phone numbers you will require NimbuzzOut credits.
    Let us know if you are not able to find the cost for an specific country.
    Which exact issue are you facing?
    Are you not able to register your SIP account?
    Or are you able to register it but it does not get saved for next time you enter the app?
    Which SIP provider are you using?
    Let us know
    @Doug Mohney
    Nimbuzz support ISAC codec which is activated automatically when good network connectivity is detected.
    Besides the impressive Natural sound quality ISAC also provides the best bandwith control and packet loss handling of the market.
    Is currently the most suitable codec for HD calls on Nimbuzz.
    Thanks for your comment, let us know if you need some more extra information.

  10. Hi, after I installed this version I cannot make voip calls. It is saying incorrect email address, but with the same account I could make calls on my nokia E51. By the way my voip account is Action voip. Any new setup introduced in the new version?

  11. @binoy
    Could you let u sknow which Android device are you using?
    Which SIP provider do you have?
    Which error message do you get? When does it exactly appear?

  12. @queralt escrich
    I’m using Htc legend with froyo. The error msg shown when using dial pad is incorrect email and password. When dialing from contacts it shows connecting and nothing happens. The sip provider is actionvoip.

  13. @queralt escrich
    I’m using htc legend with froyo.
    As I said above my voip provider is Actionvoip.
    When I check the sip settings it is saying connected but when I dial a number from the dial pad it says incorrect email address or password. When I call a contact from the contact list it shows connecting and nothing happens.

  14. @queralt escrich

    Thanks. I have a feeling that my sip settings are not being saved, because every time I check settings nothing is displayed under “set Voip provider”. But if I select nimbuzz out it is displayed under it.

  15. I’m using htc wildfire,and my voip provider is Actionvoip.
    When I check the sip settings it is saying connected but when I dial a number from the dial pad it says incorrect email address or password. When I call a contact from the contact list it shows connecting and nothing happens,it was working fine earler but iam facing this issue from three days now..

  16. @rehman
    Thanks for reporting, our team is aware of this issue and working in order to have it fixed as soon as possible.

  17. Unfortunately that is not possible because your device supports the Nimbuzz Java version which does not have VoIP calling enabled.

  18. I’m facing the same issue “Roby” is facing…Whenever i try to make a call using my LocalPhone sip provider it says wrong email and password. I use Nimbuzz on PC and it’s working fine with localphone SIP provider and without changing any setting i get this error on my android. I’m using nimbuzz 2.0.2 and I have it set to use localphone sip. Please reply to me ASAP

  19. @MSE
    We’ve released a quick fix for this issue.
    Go to our website or the Android Market and download the new Android version to have this fixed.
    Inform if you have more problems.

  20. @queralt escrich

    Thanks for quick fix.

    I have noticed one more issue: When I am on call nimbuzz doesn’t turn the screen off and I accidentally activates the notification bar from time to time. The proximity sensor is not turning off and locking the screen but it is working when I am making a normal telephone call.

  21. @binoy
    Thanks for reporting, we will try to reproduce this issue and try to find a fix.
    Kind Regards

  22. @
    We are aware of an audio problem on some Android devices, we suspect this is an issue with the OS. VoIP does not work properly because the microphone is deactivated during the call.
    We normally recommend an OS update to solve the problem but Froyo update is on your device. In these conditions we don’t have a solution for your case at the moment, but we are focused on finding alternatives.
    Could you inform your internet connection type and provider/ carrier?

  23. Hi,
    Same issue than Raghunath.
    Microphone is deactivated on Froyo 2.2 OS version.
    internet / ADSL over Wifi, provider is SFR in France.
    If you have a solution, please inform me (by mail too if possible).
    Thanks for your kind support.
    Best regards

  24. Last comment, I started to use Nimbuzz but microfone was activated. I tried Sipdroid application too, same result. My be this comment can of of interest for you.
    Best regards

  25. @vince
    Thanks for your comment and feedback.
    We are aware of an audio problem on some Android devices we suspect this is an issue with the OS. In these conditions VoIP does not work properly because the microphone is deactivated during the call.
    We don’t have a solution for your case at the moment, but we are focused on finding alternatives.

    Kind Regards

  26. My very important and really big report have been deleted? :( I’m really sad now because can’t now reproduce everything because now i have previous version of your app 2.0.1. Maybe later

    Sadly regards

  27. @Motorola Xoom
    Do you mean the HD calling feature or the app as a whole?
    Which exact issue are you facing?
    Let us know

  28. Hi I’ve spend about one month to find these problems with your program.
    1. The most disturbing for me is problem with notifications about incoming messages on notifications bar. Its only blinking, nothing appear but should be number of messages on icon of program, the same like in version 2.0.1, and if program is working in background, somebody have send a message still you don’t see anything on notifications bar and after you enter into settings of this feature and you want to unmark or mark to notifications was be displayed program is just doing force close.
    The same situation with force close is when you chatting with somebody and another friend will send you a message. Program will be closed by force immediately :(.
    2. You still have problem with new feature that is in user profile. Program displaying message profile can’t be updated or something like that.
    3. Sometimes when I’m calling to my fiance nimbuzz to nimbuzz i don’t hear anything for couple of seconds and after that i can speak normally. Probably problem is with internet because I’m using hsdpa in o2 in uk. But shouldn’t be.
    4. When I’m using above internet connection i can’t send any multimedia file to anybody. When I’ve used wi fi everything was fine.

    Useful informations:
    My phone lg gt 540, android 2.1, nimbuzz versions 2.0.2 – 2.0.4.
    My actually version of nimbuzz 2.0.1 – working almost fine only have problems nr 3 and 4.

    My fiance phone nokia 5530xm , symbian, nimbuzz version 3.0

  29. @Artur
    Thanks for your comment and feedback, we appreciate the time you spent collecting this information :)
    We are going to try to reproduce this issues reported and inform you as soon as there is a new update, so you can verify it those got solved.
    Kind Regards

  30. Hey,

    Ever since I got nimbuzz for android I have been unable to see msn/windows live messenger display pictures for my contacts.

    I have tried all the various menu options but I have been unable to make them show up (even when I try to view their profile).

    Will this ever be fixed (or is there anything I can do to make this feature work for me)?

    Phone: Sony Xperia x10a
    Android v2.1

  31. I cannot listen to my friends’ voice when he calls me using nimbuzz on his nokia or galaxy ace and though i can pick up the call. ihave galaxy y

  32. Hi i have samsung galaxy gio i cant hear voice of my frens during call on nimbuzz but my frens heared my voice plz plz help me i really love this apps plz

  33. @setu – Kindly try to make few changes under the Nimbuzz settings path provided below:-
    Settings>>Call Settings>>Recording Sample Rates
    Choose the one which best suits your device and restart your device and make a call.

  34. askin about does voice calls are supported in nimbuzz between android samsung and ios iphone?

  35. @Ahmed – Yes, now you can make free Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz calls between android and iPhone.

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