Skype 2.1 for Android Released – Adds Video Calls to Most Devices

Skype has updated its app for Android smartphones. The new version is Skype 2.1 and with it, users will now be able to make video calls from more Android devices.

Video support has been added to an additional 17 smartphones on the 2.1 update. To get the update you can visit the Android Market on your device (or online) or optionally visit from your mobile browser.

The 17 devices that now support video calls include:
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

The video call feature on the Skype 2.1 update is not just restricted to the above phones. We also learn on the Skype blog that those running Android 2.2 will also be able to enable the video calling feature. If the option is editable and there, you can use it. If not, you wont be able to use video calling as your device wont meet the minimum requirements for video calls.

The update isn’t just limited to bring the video calling feature to Android, but also fixes a number of bugs which have been found in earlier versions.

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