Skype has announced that it has updated its Android app and the new update brings something that Skype fans have wanted on the Android platform for a long time. With the new update, Skype for Android now gets video calling. Video calls with the new app can be made between android devices and between Android users and iPhone users. Users of the Android app can also make video calls to PC users, Mac users, and TVs that support Skype.
The app still supports the ability to make voice calls to landlines and mobile numbers around the world too. It will also allow the Android user to sends SMS messages to friends and family around the world as well. The new app also brings with it a complete redesign of the Android user interface with a new main menu for easier navigating through contacts. The app also has a new mood box at the top that lets the user show how they are feeling.
The only caveats to the new app and the video calling feature is that you must be running an Android device with Android 2.3 or higher and obviously you need a smartphone with a front facing camera. Available handsets supporting video calling right now include the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S. Skype does say that it will roll out support for more handsets soon.