Skype for Android 2.1 Adds Video Calling Support for 17 More Phones and Tablets

Skype’s developers certainly have been busy. They released Skype for iPad earlier this week and released an update to Skype for Android today.

Skype 2.1 for Android enables video on majority of Android devices

The version 2.1 update shows the progress Skype’s developers have made in dealing with Android’s increasingly worse platform fragmentation problem. This update adds video calling support to 17 more Android devcies includin gthe HTC Evo 3D,HTC Flyer (tablet), Samsung Galaxy S & S II as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab (tablet).

Be aware, however, of Skype’s caution regarding hardware performance related issues and using Skype on phones running the older Android OS 2.2 (Froyo): Unfortunately, if you cannot see the video calling settings, it means your Android phone does not meet the minimum requirements needed to make Skype video calls. Please be aware that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified Android device and only the back camera of the device will work if your device is running on Android 2.2 (Froyo).

You can find Skype in the Android Market at: