Skype For Android 2.1 Adds More Video Calling Capable Handsets.
Last Updated on Friday, 5 August 2011 02:27 Written by LoganDX Friday, 5 August 2011 07:00
Skype released a new version of their Skype for Android app that opens up support for 17 new devices. The new 2.1 version of the app has enabled the joys of video chat on the go for the following: Acer A5, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, HTC 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Sony Ericsson Ray. Note that you must be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher to enable the update.
Unsupported devices running Froyo could still run the update but quality might be slightly downgraded. Launch the updated app, hit “Skype Settings” and then tick “Enable Video Calling”. If you don’t see that option, then you’re out of luck this time. Froyo users will be able to use the rear facing camera only to chat but Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will allow access to the front facing camera.
The update also fixed a few bugs with the app and tweaked performance issues. You can update the app in Android Market or can the QR code below to go straight to the App if you don’t have it. With Skype opening up the Vid Chat to more users, are you geeks happier? Will this change how you communicate? Let us know below.
Source: Skype Blog
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