Skype for Android: 17 new handsets get Skype

Users will need Gingerbread to run Skype update

Skype have added 17 new Android devices to the list of phones that can make use of Skype for Android's video calling feature.

Previously limited to just a handful of Android handsets including the Google Nexus S and HTC Desire S, the new update brings the super-budget video calling service to the following handsets and tablets:

The Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Desire, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Flyer, LG Revolution, Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro and Acer A5.

However, Android users looking to use the service will have to upgrade their phone's OS to the 2.3 Gingerbread release of Android, as using the outdated FroYo will reportedly only let you video chat using the handset's rear-facing camera, requiring all sorts of interesting contortions on your part.

Via: Electricpig