You've been waiting for it for a very long time, here we are at last, announcing the first beta release of Kontalk 3.0. There was a lot of work behind this release and I hope it will work well enough and meet your expectations.
For people coming from the 2.x series, there is a lot of new stuff in this version:
- new XMPP protocol
- full PGP asymmetric encryption
- invitation system and blocking users
- media encryption
- new full set of emojis by Emojicon
A complete changelog is available on the GitHub release page here (although this changelog is from version alpha7):
This new release is already available on Google Play beta channel and will be available on F-Droid very soon. F-Droid users will need no special action, however Google Play users are required to either join the Kontalk Android client community1 on Google+ or subscribe to the kontalk-devel2 or kontalk-users3 groups. Once you've done that, go to this page:
And click become a tester. Wait a few hours and you'll have the update straight on Google Play.