Skype with Video Chat APK Available to Try on Other Devices

July 1, 2011
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Skype without video chat seemed a bit absurd to me honestly, but yesterday Skype finally brought it to a few Android devices. Well developers aren't just going to sit around and let four phones have all the fun! A version of the apk has been modified and is now up for download which is working on additional devices.

It turns out that the app itself simply had an array of devices that it was allowed to run on. The developer pulser saw that Skype wouldn't let him video chat on his Galaxy S II, and wouldn't have any of it. He has now published an APK which has the restriction removed.

It is important to note that just because the app will not refuse to work on your phone because of this fix, it is NOT guaranteed that it won't be buggy, or simply force close on your particular phone. There are several devices that have reported it working though including the EVO 3D EVO 4G, Galaxy S and Galaxy S II.

There is no centralized database yet, and the reports coming in are only single cases, so custom ROMs and other modifications could alter success. For now the only way to see if it will work is to download the apk, install it and hope for the best. Follow the instructions below and let us know what phone you have and if it works or not.

1) Download the apk here. (Preferably from on your phone)

1b) Move the apk to your phone's internal storage or SD card if you didn't download it straight to your phone.

2) Click on the apk either in downloads, or wherever you moved it to (You will need a file manager to do this).

3) Try it out and let us know how it works!

[via VillianROM]


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  • Anonymous

    G2x running CM7 a no go. Won’t sign in – says connecting for about an hour. Skpye 1 app signs right in. I hope they get it working for more devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanim.sardar Tanim Sardar

    Motorola Atrix on AT&T running GingerBlur 4.5

    Everything works except the video. When I try to turn my video on in call the app force closes.

  • abcarroll

    It works on my EVO 4G.  I had to uninstall not overwrite the old version first.  Thx.
    abcarroll

  • None

    g2x, After dl i tried to install and run both on my sd and or internal phone mem. i couldn’t get it to run at all. 

  • na

    won’t open on lg revolution, just force closes immediately

  • Fatlenny

    Seems to work fine on both my mytouch4g running cm7 and the wife’s HTC Sensation. :)

  • Gplcoder Kernel

    Video dies not World on motorola milestone 2. Every time video activated Skype crashed. But thanks in amy vase.

  • Nmahlung

    works on the sensation

  • Nmahlung

    switching to the rear camera freezes the whole app though

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrei.gherzan Andrei Gherzan

    It works o Samsung galaxy s but my camera is not captured as it should: it’s upside down.

  • http://twitter.com/EDilla Lloyd Epps

    don’t work for the Galaxy Tab 7″ (T-Mobile)

  • http://twitter.com/iFrenzy Jeffrey Hobbs

    closes when i attempt to log in Asus Eee Pad Transformer

  • http://twitter.com/iFrenzy Jeffrey Hobbs

    closes when i attempt to log in Asus Eee Pad Transformer

  • http://twitter.com/DogoJosho Josh Garrett

    Crashes on the SiDeK!CK 4G when try to start MY video.

  • http://twitter.com/DogoJosho Josh Garrett

    Also had to uninstall the version I already had before it would let this one install.

  • Mark

    Works on my Galaxy Tab 7″ on 2.3.3 (DXJPE).

  • Mark

    Works on my Galaxy Tab 7″ on 2.3.3 (DXJPE).

  • John

    Doesnt work on my Sensation;
    I open the app, try to log in and it tells me to reinstall the app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/framingham El Jibbo

    FC on Motorola Triumph

  • Smariner45

    July 22 ….installed/reinstalled several times (tried different installers as well as sdk approach)…was excited because it, at least, offered a video option for incoming and outgoing calls.  However, selecting video for either incoming/outgoing causes the phone to automatically go to landscape mode (no way out of it) while the indicator shows voice-only and the app goes to FC (force close).  The audio portion of the app appeared to work OK except that the app now displays banner advertising at the bottom of the screen……uninstalled Skype and the installer

  • Shawn

    Wouldn’t work on my Samsung Galaxy tab (Verizon). Went through pre-instillation process ok. Just wouldn’t install. What other options are there? Is there an app through marketplace?

  • Little Miss Ink

    this only works on firmware 2.2 and up.

  • Petronio

    Hi,

    I have the Asus Transformer TF101 with Android I installed Skype before (no video supported for thsi device) so I downloaded your APK to enable video but when installing it it says application not installed. Any ideas on how to by pass this. I also tried unibstalling Skype, installing your apk but when loging to Skype it says that it must be installed.

    Thanks

    Petronio

  • Petronio

    Hi,

    I have the Asus Transformer TF101 with Android I installed Skype before (no video supported for thsi device) so I downloaded your APK to enable video but when installing it it says application not installed. Any ideas on how to by pass this. I also tried unibstalling Skype, installing your apk but when loging to Skype it says that it must be installed.

    Thanks

    Petronio

  • darklion

    i have a samsung galaxy s 4g,when on skype my vidoe is upside down what can i do

  • Deltafliers

    I have a samsung infuse (AT&T), and for some reason the video the other person sees is upside down. I am hoping there is some way to fix this soon; my husband is deployed and I am going to talk to him soon. : o) thank you!

  • Kwinn

    Use it with my g2x and my girl’s galaxy s 4g…..works good with the exception that in landscape the galaxy’s video shows upside down on my g2x. Works great in portrait tho. we downloaded from android market

    • ionela

      how do i get skype on your computer

  • ionela

    how do i get skype how your computer