New Skype Android v2.1 Adds Video To Most Phones [Update: Video]


Skype started to offer video capabilities for some Android phones back at the end of June but it appears that they are constantly working on adding new devices to the compatibility list. The new version of the application added to the Market today brings the feature to even more phones.

As of the current version 2.1 of Skype for Android, the majority of Google-powered phones are now added to the video support list of the application. There have been 17 new phones added from Android 2.2 Froyo powered ones like the HTC Desire, Droid Charge or LG Revolution to the latest Gingerbread-operated ones like the Galaxy S II. If you are running Froyo, you will need to enable the feature from Skype settings and only your back camera will work, even if your phone has a webcam. If you can’t see this option though, your phone wouldn’t be able to do video calling.

Aside from the above, the new version of Skype also brings lots of bugfixes and improvements. If you don’t have the application installed, look it up in the Android Market or follow the source link below. If you already had it installed, check for an update in the Market app on the phone.

Update: And here’s a video of it in action with a Samsung Galaxy S II!

Source: Android Market, Skype Blog

Via: Twitter

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