Skype 2.1 for Android adds support for 17 more devices

By on August 4, 2011, 3:00 PM

Skype today announced version 2.1 of its Android app. Skype 2.1 for Android adds support for an additional 17 of the most popular devices running Google's mobile operating system. You can download Skype 2.1.0.46 now from the Android Market.

In addition to the HTC Desire S, the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, and the Google Nexus S, which got support with the launch of version 2.0, the following devices are now supported as of version 2.1: Acer A5, HTC Desire (Android 2.2), HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Thunderbolt - Verizon (Android 2.2, US only), LG Revolution - Verizon (Android 2.2, US only), Samsung Droid Charge - Verizon (Android 2.2, US only), Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, and Sony Ericsson Xperia ray.

If your device is not on the list but you have Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) or 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." 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.

Skype 2.1 for Android also includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Android app lets you make and receive free 1-to-1 video calls over Skype between your Android phone and other Skype contacts on the iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs, and TVs. Skype for Android with video works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections.

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