The new version of the Skype 188.8.131.52 app launched today with few changes other than the official addition of more smartphones with video calling support. The Android app was released back in June with video calling capabilities to a lesser number of smartphones than the current version.
Initially, when the Skype app launched in June, it supported the Samsung Google Nexus S, Sony Ericsson Experia neo, Sony Ericsson Experia Pro, and HTC Desire S.
The new release supports a much larger number of devices including a tablet. All of the original devices are included in the update in addition to 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.
This includes most of the popular devices. If your device uses an Android 2.2 or higher that does not happen to be on the list, you still may be able to activate the video calling feature of your device in settings but your quality may be inferior to the officially supported devices.
Skype 2.1 for Android is a free update and is available now.
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