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.
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!