According to a blogpost by Skype, its v2.1 is now available across a wider range of smartphones and tablets powered by Android. The post further states that where earlier only the users of HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and Google Nexus S could use Skype’s video calling facility by Skype, there is now a list of at least 17 other devices that could use Skype, with video calling.
The list of devices, as per the blogpost include: 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 post further reveals that users with smartphones powered by Android 2.2, other than those listed above could also avail Skype’s video-calling feature, by browsing through ‘Skype Settings’ and then selecting ‘enable video calling’.
Those still unable to find any settings pertaining to video calling on Skype have smartphones that do not fulfill the requirement cited by Skype. Additionally, the latest development means that Skype has looked at major bug fixes, too, which it claims should translate to a better user experience.