Back in June Skype for Android gained the ability to make video calls. The catch was that only a few smartphones were supported in the initial launch. The supported smartphones include the Samsung Google Nexus S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, and HTC Desire S. Skype has announced that the official Android app has now been updated.
There isn’t a lot of changes to the core app, mostly what we have here is an update to support a bunch of new smartphones. The current device list is now much longer than it was with the first iteration. The supported devices now include the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Droid Charge – Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Desire (2.2), HTC Thunderbolt – Verizon, HTC Sensation, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Flyer, LG Revolution – Verizon (2.2), Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro, and the Acer A5.
The app was updated today to support the new smartphones. If your smartphone is still not on the supported list all you can do is wait for the next update and hope you are supported then. Skype does note that on 2.2 and higher devices not listed in the supported section may be able to activate video calling in Skype settings. The video quality may not be as good as an officially supported device though.