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Skype 2.1 enables video on majority of Android devices

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2011 13:10 User comments (1)

Skype 2.1 enables video on majority of Android devices Skype expands number of Android devices that can use video call features dramatically.
The Skype for Android application has been updated to v2.1, bringing official support for video calling to 17 Android handsets. You can download the updated Skype for Android app from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using your Android phone's browser

The Android handsets that Skype has "officially" added video call support for include the following...


  • 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


If your Android device is not listed, you will be happy to know that if you are using Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above, you should still be able to enable video calling in Skype settings. If the option isn't included, then your decide doesn't meet the minimum requirements for the feature unfortunately.

Skype also warns that the quality of video calling might not be as good as it would be on a certified device, and that only the back camera of the device will work now if you are using Android 2.2.

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1 user comment

15.8.2011 16:13

Too little, too late.
Yahoo won that war.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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