After years of limiting Facetime to the iOS sandbox, and a solid 18 months after it could have been a useful tool for the world as a whole (but Zoom and the like replaced it effectively in the cultural video meeting space,) Facetime is coming to Android and Windows.
Yup – what the world needs now when we’re all getting back together post vaccine push is another video chat app.
The one interesting feature I see is spatial audio which will make the audio sound like it’s coming from the distance you’re screaming at the phone at.
Currently to use Facetime on Android you’ll have to search for Facetime for Android, install an unknown third party APK that tells you all you need is a MAC address from an iPhone, run the app and it crashes mysteriously and tells you to contact support, support charges you $10 a minute while they drone on about how some Androids have conflicting MAC addresses and how you might need to calculate one, contact your credit card company after you discover $30,000 in fraudulent charges, and then buy an iPhone.
Should be easier fairly soon. How soon? When they get to it.[C|NET]