Skype has issued a great new update to its Android application today that finally introduces video calling to some of the most popular Android-powered devices. The video calling feature has already been available to some lucky users since June, but it launched with support for just four handsets.
In addition to those initial four, that’s the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and the Google Nexus S, video calling is now available to the following 17 devices that meet the minimum requirements:
- 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
However, even if your device isn’t listed, you may still be able to access the feature if you’re running Android Froyo 2.2, according to the Skype blog. To find out if your device is compatible, navigate to Skype settings after launching the app, and then look for the “enable video calling” option. If you see it, turn it on!
If you can’t see this option, it means you’re out of luck. Your Android device doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to make Skype video calls.
In addition to video calling, Skype 2.1 includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, “which should further boost the user experience of Skype for Android on your phone.”
If your device isn’t on the list but is capable of video calling, leave a comment and let us know.