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Skype for Android now supporting 17 new phone models

4 August 2011 by
Skype for Android was initially available for four handsets only. Skype today updated their Android app to work with 17 more devices

Skype Android app updated

Skype with video call for Android devices was launched one month ago. Skype released an updated version of their Android app today with support for 17 new devices. The initially certified only four models:

  • Samsung Google Nexus S
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Xperia pro
  • HTC Desire S

Being certified means that the Android app will let user make video call in addition to regular call and messaging. Skype video call is free just like we are used to with Skype call.

The list of new phone models supported are

  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Droid Charge - Verizon
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • HTC Desire (2.2)
  • HTC Thunderbolt - Verizon
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Flyer
  • LG Revolution - Verizon (2.2)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
  • Acer A5

Skype does of course support other Android devices as well, but you will have to go into the settings page and enable video calls manually. We got a warning when enabling Video Call on an older Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with Gingerbread 2.3 saying

Although this device has not yet been certified to work with Skype, you can use it to make video calls. Please not that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified device. If you have Android 2.2 (Froyo), only the back camera will work.

The video quality on our non-certified model was worse than on Xperia Neo. We could not hear any difference in the sound quality. Our most informed readers will notice that the supported device HTC Desire HD don't have a front camera. Video call using a back camera only does not work very well in our opinion.

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tranced8 years, 7 months ago
Yay they're supporting the X10 MP!!!
xell8 years, 7 months ago
tranced, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but they say Xperia mini pro. The new one.
tranced8 years, 7 months ago
Holy #$#$!
mavinay8 years, 7 months ago
Unfortunately W8 users like me need to wait for skype to work on my phone. Very sad.
goldenface8 years, 6 months ago
This doesn't apply to operator branded phones, I'm still waiting for mine to upgrade to 2.3.3.
Goodandevo8 years, 6 months ago
What a blooper... back-camera only for video chat... Could work in the next dum and dummer movie

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