The new Nimbuzz version packs brand new features and improvements for all you Android fans out there.
Here is a short overview:
- Invisible status for IM accounts
- Updated contact list view
- Sort contacts by status
- 20% to 40% less battery consumption while running in the background
Now, Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant, Epic 4G, Captivate, and Fascinate), Nexus One, Droid 2, HTC Aria, Evo 4G, Droid X, Incredible and any Android owner can talk and chat with all their friends for free with out any interruptions!
Before we check all the new features in detail, we want to thank all our users who have been giving us their feedback and their support so we can improve Nimbuzz as fast as possible. Thank you!
Now check details after the jump!
With the new version you can choose to set your status to invisible for each IM account. For example, you can choose if you want to be invisible for your MSN friends and available for everyone else. Makes it easy to monitor activity while appearing offline :). This new feature is available trough the updated “My profile” page and to get there you need to tap on your name at the top of the contact list.
We also updated the contact list view. Based on your feedback you can now see the status of your contacts on the right side and the community they belong to on the upper left corner of their profile image.
Next up is the ability to sort your contacts by status. If you choose this option you will see the contacts that are available for chat, followed the ones that are busy and after that the ones that have set their status on away. Think of it as sorting by real-time availability
You guys asked us to improve the battery consumption for the Nimbuzz Android client and we listened. With the new 2.0.1 you will notice improvements of 20% to 40% less battery consumed. The app consumes less battery while running in the background on a 3G connection and the difference will be most noticed if you have a large contact list. The more contacts you have the bigger the difference :).
Improving the battery consumption is an ongoing task for us and rest assured we are working hard to make it even better!
Thanks to all you who help us your feedback we crushed some pesky little bugs :D! So thanks again.
As always, please feel free to drop me any comment, feedback or question you have in the section below!