For mobile devices, Skype video calling is now supported on an additional 17 Android devices after the latest update to Skype for Android, version 2.1. For video calling, the current and full list of the 21 officially supported Android devices is here.
Full List Of Supported Devices For Video – Skype For Android
Previously, Skype for Android only supported video calling on a few Android devices. Now with Skype 2.1 for Android (see features), there are 17 more Android devices that are officially supported for video calling. From Skype’s blog:
- 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
The previously supported Android devices are:
- HTC Desire S
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
- Google Nexus S
For Android devices not listed, but are running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, video calling will still work, but video call quality may not match the quality seen on officially supported devices listed above. For these unlisted devices, go to the settings screen in Skype for Android, then select “enable video calling”.
Android devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) can only use the device’s back-facing camera for video calls. Of course, for face-to-face or true 2-way video calling, a front-facing camera is still required, meaning that an officially supported Android device would be needed for these types of video calls in most cases.
Get Skype for Android here.