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Will Google's Android end up having better 2-way video applications than Apple's i OS?
And will the Adult industry, yet again, drive their adoption?
Its competitors have products that allow video chat, too - HTC's Evo 4G phone, for one.
But Apple has made a big deal about keeping applications sold in its i Tunes store clean.
In one TV ad, a soldier uses it to get a look at his faraway wife's ultrasound pictures.
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