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Skype 2.5 for Android adds more supported handsets and enhanced video experience

Today we are pleased to announce that with Skype 2.5 for Android, we are whitelisting video support for an additional 14 Android devices. This brings the total number of white listed devices for video calling to an exciting 41. Now Skype video calling will also be available by default on several Motorola Devices including the Atrix or Xoom. Download the updated Skype for Android app from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using your Android phone’s browser or just scan the QR code below.

With Skype 2.5 for Android, the list of Android devices we’ve added Skype video support for include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • HTC Nexus One
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
  • LG Optimus Black
  • LG Optimus 3D
  • LG Optimus 2x
  • Motorola Photon
  • Motorola Droid 3
  • Motorola Bionic
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Acer Iconia

For a full list of supported devices for video calling, please visit Android Market.

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The Skype 2.5 for Android update also brings you further video enhancements. You can now switch between portrait and landscape mode during video calls, and zoom in with a simple double tap on the screen.

We also improved support for bluetooth headsets and included a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, which should further boost the user experience of Skype for Android on your phone.

In addition, as with our recent Mac and iOS update, there will be an advertising platform introduced in this new release. Advertising will not be shown to users that have Skype Credit, a Calling or Skype Premium subscription.

If you want to discuss this new release or have any questions, please feel free to visit our new Skype Support Network. We hope you enjoy the update!

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6 thoughts on “Skype 2.5 for Android adds more supported handsets and enhanced video experience

  1. rpg702 said 3 years ago

    HTC incredible 2??? Anyone???

  2. resq28 said 3 years ago

    So at first of all. I have a HTC DESIRE Z. When I bought the phone, there was an old version of skype avalibe on android market, it didn´t have the video calls, but it was working perfect, no problems with the call quality or what so ever, but after upgrading to the latest version, I found out, that when Im making a normal voice call, the proximity sensor turns of the display just like on the old version of skype, but this time, it locks the screen and the quality is terrible, cant hear anything, its working fine during the videocalls because the screen stays on. I thought, that they will fix this problem on the latest update, but just found out, that its the same, please, FIX THIS, cant do anything with this in the settings. Its drives me crazy.

  3. philcuore said 3 years ago

    Samsung Galaxy S2
    The older version of Skype do not have logout menu, you guys fixed it. Thanks.
    The current version is SOLID AS A ROCK, but then 2 days ago you guys updated it,
    so i updated, now it comes with an AD (ok i can live with it) but worse of all, i cannot delete my msg anymore, i can only
    close the message box but not delete it, we need our privacy so we need to have an option to delete whichever msg we do not want to keep.
    Please create back the option to delete message for Android User. Thanks in advance.

  4. fredrikwe said 3 years ago

    Still not enabling the 5″ Dell Streak, Please soon!

  5. guangtsai said 3 years ago

    I had trouble with skype in the atrix since i purchased the atrix. multiple times a day, 6+, android forces its closure and asks if i want to sign it again, including the 2.1 and last 2.5, in 2 different atrix’s, one offficial motoblur and the other CM7, both phones with paid accounts and online numbers. please recommend another phone that would work better. works well in my galaxy tab.

  6. myviolentego said 3 years ago

    Video support for LG Optimus ONE P500 would be ace.

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