Skype, a famous VoIP calling and chat service, has released Skype 2.5 for Android phones and tables which includes a list of new features and also expands the video calling feature to more Android devices. Skype 2.5 for Android lets you make calls to landlines and mobiles at Skype’s great rates as well as make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and use Skype instant messenger on your Android phone – over WiFi or 3G network. We recommends to you connect to a WiFi zone for better quality and best value.
What’s in Skype 2.5 for Android:
- 14 additional devices whitelisted for video calling.
- Video calls now supported in portrait and landscape. Double-tap on the screen to zoom.
- Revised Recent view – conversations now grouped around your contacts.
- Improved support for Bluetooth headsets.
- In-client advertising. (Advertising will not be shown to users that have Skype Credit, a Calling or Skype Premium subscription.)
- It is possible to edit and delete IM messages.
- Skype will no longer restart in the background when you sign out.
Check out the video below to have a look at Skype video calling feature on Android device:
Check the list of new Android devices compatible with Skype video calling.
- HTC Shooter
- Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
- Sony Ericsson neo V
- LG Optimus Black
- LG Optimus 3D
- LG Optimus 2x
- Motorola Photon
- Motorola Atrix
- Motorola Bionic
- Motorola Droid 3
- Acer Iconia
- HTC Flyer WiFi
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Motorola Xoom
These handsets already support video calling: Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 WIFI, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Sprint, Samsung Galaxy, Tab 7 Plus, HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Flyer, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Rest of world), Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (China), Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro, LG Revolution. You need Android v2.2 to run Skype on a Samsung Galaxy S
If you’re using Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater on a device not listed in the What’s New section, you should still be able to enable video calling in Skype settings. Please note that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified device. On Android 2.2 (Froyo), only the back camera will work. This is because only devices running Android OS 2.3 or higher allow apps to access the front facing camera.
If the setting to enable video calling is not available in the Skype Settings on your device that means video calling is not yet supported on your phone.
Free Download Skype 2.5 for Android Phones and Tablets:
You can free download Skype 2.5 for Android through Android Market or by visiting Skype.com/m on your Android mobile web browser.