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Skype 2.1 Released, Extends Video Calling to 17 Android Devices

Skype has dished version 2.1 of its Skype for Android app that brings support for its video calling feature on more Android devices.

Earlier, only HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and the Google Nexus S Android based devices were eligible for using the company’s video calling feature.

But now, with version 2.1, the app brings video calling support for a total of 17 new Android smartphones and tablets including, HTC Desire, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Desire HD, HTC Flyer tablet, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Along with the support for new devices, Skype has also included quite a few bug fixes with this release.

The company, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, said that even if some devices are not on the list, users can activate the video calling feature through the Skype Settings option in the app.

“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).” states official Skype blog.