Skype has updated its official Android app to version 2.1, adding video call support for 17 Android devices.
Available today, the update brings the much-awaited video call functionality to a range of smartphones and tablets running Google’s OS, including the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation. This means users can videoconference with any Skype user on another compatible platform or device, such as the iPhone 4.
It also adds some bug fixes, plus improvements to overall performance for an all-round smoother user experience.
Unfortunately, the update is only available to devices running Android 2.2 – aka Froyo – or higher and must be one of the listed below to receive the new features.
If your device is among them, simply head for the Android Market or access Skype.com/m using your Android browser to grab the update. After installing, launch the app and go to "Skype settings" and select "enable video calling".
The full list of devices supported in the update, are:
- 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
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