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Skype for Android Gets Updated To Version 2.1, Adds Support For 17 Devices



Skype for Android was supposed to receive video chatting way back at the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt. We waited, waited, and waited again–all in vain. Skype with video was removed from all the advertisements for the Thunderbolt, and HTC and Verizon even went as far as sending stickers to cover up material that had already been shipped with Skype ads. There was one point where an apk for Skype with video was leaked, but it was only for the Thunderbolt which doesn’t solve many problems. Finally, at last, Skype released their Skype with video for Android.

At first, Skype’s app only supported a few devices, then over time, the list grew and the app started to support others. Skype has just announced that their app has been updated to support 17 more devices, many of which are some of the best selling phones from the major carriers. Skype for Android version 2.1 supports the following devices with video:

  • Acer A5
  • HTC Desire (2.2)
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • LG Revolution – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • Samsung Droid Charge – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

It’s great to see Skype keep adding devices to the list, even though it would be nice if they could just support all Android devices. But, as we all know, fragmentation with things like software versions and hardware requirements can get in the way of doing this, and cause developers to release to only certain devices. This is the route Netflix is taking as well. While it is sad to see, it is also good to see companies keep the updates coming. Head over to the Market and grab the latest version of Skype for Android.

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