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Skype yesterday announced that users with Skype2.1 for Android would now be able to make video calls, a feature that previously only worked for the Google Nexus S. Over 17 Android devices will be receiving support for video calling on the Skype 2.1 for Android mobile app, Douglas added. Android 2.2 Froyo users can start using the service by enabling Skype video calling through Settings, Douglas said.
Although Skype said this update allows the majority of Android devices to video chat, not every phone will be able to use the updated feature. “Unfortunately, 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 said in a blog post.
Skype 2.1 explicitly supports video calling on devices like the Acer A5, a swath of HTC devices (the Sensation, Flyer, Evo 3D and 4G, Desire HD, and original Desire), along with the Samsung Galaxy S series and Galaxy Tab, the LG Revolution, and Sony Xperia mini pro, Play, and ray devices.
This news comes days after Skype announced the launch of Skype for iPad. VoIP leader Skype—in the process of being acquired by tech giant Microsoft—has rolled out version 2.1 of its Skype application for Android phones, substantially expanding the number of handsets that can handle video calls. Initial versions of the video calling feature—just launched in June—supported video calling on just a handful of smartphones. “For those of you using Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above, you should still be able to enable video calling in your Skype settings.
By. Android Phone Tips