Skype for Android 2.0: Video Calling for 4 Phone & 0 Tablets

Skype 2.0 for Android finally adds video to voice calls. It can also send SMS text messages. But, the big deal is video calling, of course.

Skype 2.0 for Android: Say hello to video calling

Unfortunately, Skype for Android only supports video on four specific phones:

Google Nexus S
HTC Desire S
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
Sony Ericsson Xperia pro

Note that no Android tablet is listed among the supported devices.

I do not have any of these phones. But, Frank McPherson does. So, he called me on my iPad 2. Skype does not have an iPad specific app. However, the iPhone app works for video calls on the iPad 2 with its front facing camera.

The low resolution you see is most likely to the low bandwidth my so-called broadband provider was able to provide. Skype’s indicator told me I was quickly fluctuating between low, average and acceptably high bandwidth while standing in one spot.

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