A pretty major update for Skype just made its way into the Android Market, bringing a few new features and improvements along with it. Among said features is the ability to send pictures, videos, and other files to during conversation - a pretty cool option, no doubt. The Skype team has also improved the look and feel with new graphics, as well as improved the sign in/sign out process (which includes auto-sign in).

unnamed unnamed (1) unnamed (2)

The video quality has also been improved on Tegra 2 devices and voicemail has been improved. Yay for making things better!

Grab the update below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Dan

    Does this support using bluetooth headsets for Skype calls? I tried Skype on my Wildfire almost a year ago now and it wouldn't work for me (with the Samsung HM1000 headset) and if that's still the case then its definitely a feature they need to add in!

    • Brian

      Bluetooth has worked in the past release or two.

      I want to know if the sideways video for the Thunderbolt is fixed.

  • http://www.pretentiousname.com Leo Davidson

    I'm pleased they added the auto-sign-in stuff. Now when I'm done using Skype I don't have to reboot the phone to get rid of the Skype icon from my status bar without losing my saved password.

    The wording is a bit confusing. The app would auto-sign-in before, provided you never signed out of it. What the change really means is that you can exit the app now (by signing out but leaving the 'auto-sign-in' checkbox set) without having to type your password again next time you start it.


    Does this work on AOSP yet? I still have to use a hacked version while running CM7