Friday, August 5, 2011

Skype 2.1 for Android brings video on most of Android devices

On 4th August, Skype released a major update for its Android app.
The Skype app as promised got updated to version 2.1, this update enables video support on 17 additional Android devices.
You can download the updated Skype for Android app from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using your Android phone's browser.

The list of Android devices that Skype added video support for include:
  • Acer A5
  • HTC Desire (2.2)
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt - Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • LG Revolution - Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • Samsung Droid Charge - Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
Is your device not on the list? No need to worry...
For those of you using Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above, you should still be able to enable video calling in your Skype settings. Just go to "Skype settings" after launching the app and select "enable video calling".

Unfortunately, if you cannot see the video calling settings, it means your Android phone does not meet the minimum requirements needed to make Skype video calls. Please be aware that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified Android device and only the back camera of the device will work if your device is running on Android 2.2 (Froyo).

In addition, the Skype 2.1 for Android update includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, which should further boost the user experience of Skype for Android on your phone.


Source: Skype Blog

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