This is great news, for me at least, and for the throngs of Android users on version 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. Since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I have not been able to use this free voice and text app. Viber is one of the reasons I wanted to use my iPhone 4 once again as my main phone but now that the app is fully working on Android 4.0, I don’t need to go back to iOS.
Viber took long to update the app and make it compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich, which has been released since about November of last year. There was a strong demand for the guys behind Viber to fix the compatibility issue and I’m just happy that the recent update did just that. I hurried to download the recent version of Viber and it’s working perfectly on my Galaxy Nexus. The previous version simply showed me a blank screen whenever I tried to use it but now, all features and functions are working. I tried sending texts and making calls and it’s all working. If you have internet connection all the time, download Viber. You can save a lot especially if your friends and contacts are also on Viber.
The recent update not only fixed the compatibility issue with Ice Cream Sandwich. It also brings new features like a new voice engine that improves voice quality during calls. It can also now detect a user’s location with one tap and include it in the message. The app also now has an indicator when someone is typing. If you are more comfortable typing on landscape mode, Viber now supports this mode. It can also be used now to send and receive photos.