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Last Updated: September 16th, 2011

Skysoft... errr, I mean Skype updated its previously measly Android device support from 5 devices to more than 20 today with the introduction of version 2.1 of its Android app. There are no new features outside of expanded device support, which was badly needed in order for the app to climb out of the sea of 1-star reviews (although stability and quality improvements would have made today's release even sweeter).

Update: Other devices with 2.2+ should work, but you need to enable Video support in the settings, according to the in-app changelog.

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The new devices are (glad to see many flagships here):

  • 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

As usual, download the app from the Market by using the links below.

Thanks, @Ambushbug73!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Dhaval Yoganandi

    Nexus one left.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Actually, read the update to the article - any 2.2+ device should work.

      • Dhaval Yoganandi

        I've a custom ROM with android 2.2 running. But I cannot see the feature.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Skype's servers are croaking - I can't sign in "at this time."

    Edit: Aaand, now it's telling me to reinstall itself. After I've already done it once. God damnit.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Bwahaha, I just crashed the app by calling myself using SkypeOut (on Sprint, where a phone call kills data connection).

    Wow... and now making a video call to Skype Test Call completely crashed and restarted the whole phone. EVO 4G running CM 7.

    • Matt

      Why can't CM7 override the "phone call kills data connection" issue?

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Because it's the network, not the phone software as far as I know. CDMA can't do it (with the exception of the Tbolt for some reason), but GSM does it no problem.

        • CTDH

          The Tbolt can do it because Verizon went with LTE; a GSM-based technology.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          The Tbolt can do it over 3G though, without using LTE.

        • Chris

          The ThunderBolt can do it because it uses rev b. That allows for simultaneous voice and data on 3G.

          All 4G phones can do it on 4G not because LTE is a GSM-based technology, but because data uses 4G while voice uses 3G or whatever else. Same reason you can do simultaneous voice and data on WiMAX.

          Though LTE will allow for simulteneous voice and data through LTE, no phones out yet are capable of VoLTE.

  • prwnd

    For my LG GT540 only 2.1 is supported, but thanks to some guys I run Android 2.3.2 and there is no option for video chat in the settings.....

    • Dhaval Yoganandi

      There you go.. I am not getting any option in settings on my nexus one running Android 2.2 custom ROM.

  • Tdad

    HTC Desire with Cyanogenmod 7.1 (Gingerbread), video enabled, but instead I got a blank (black) screen on my side and on my caller's side as well (at least he can see his camera, the phone doesn't show even that)... :/

    • Alan

      Works for me (HTC Desire w/Cyanogenmod 7.1 RC1), although why would you want to video call from a phone with no front facing camera is beyond me!!!!

  • Ron H in Schenectady

    Still no Xoom video? Are you freakin kidding me?
    My Thunderbolt - yes.
    My Bell Atrix - no.

    this app is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

  • cguella

    Thunderbolt rear camera only support! The leaked version for Thunderbolt with front camera support months ago worked better. Bizarre.

    • jeremy

      I was hoping that you were wrong, especially sense the mr2 update killed the leaked version.

  • http://mobilegamebuzz.com/ Nick M

    Woulda loved to see a little droid3 love.. oh well, maybe next year

  • jodie

    no video on transformer either...........booooooo

  • CC

    doesn't work on the myTouch Slide 3G running CM 7 2.3.4 (not surprising) and no option on the gTablet running VEGan either.

  • http://rvmachine.com Dexter Melling

    HTC EVO (Cyngenmod Nightly) it worked once......and then crashed...they can not see me..

  • Mike Brooks

    why bother releasing it with out the front camera working.i mean whats the point? the leaked version work just fine till VZW sent out that update. and Tango and ooVoo work just fine with out 2.3

    • andy g

      Can't we use it with rear camera, esp if we want to show someone/something.
      yet to install and try on my N.One

  • Mat

    Works fine so far on my SGS2. It's about time skype. Thanks

  • http://facebook.com/digitalsynner85 digitalsynner85

    lmao, no love for htc incredible 2 running gingerbread 2.3.3 stock vzw bloatware rom......stuck using the modified apk still, but oh well, at least i can still video chat w/ it on that version

    http://www.stuff-review.com/2011-07/skype-for-android-with-video-chat-official-for-some-unofficially-for-galaxy-s-ii-htc-evo-3d-thunderbolt-sensation-and-others/

    just uninstall your version of skype and use this, there is a thunderbolt version that will make it use the front facing camera as well, hope you guys enjoy

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