Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move
Skype 2.5 for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move.
Video calling now supported on more Android phones.
Free* Skype-to-Skype IM, calls and video calls over 3G or WiFi.
Cheap calls and SMS to landlines or mobiles at great Skype rates
If you’re using Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater on a device not listed in the What’s New section, you should still be able to enable video calling in Skype settings. Please note that video call quality may not be as good as on a certified device.
On Android 2.2 (Froyo), only the back camera will work. This is because only devices running Android OS 2.3 or higher allow apps to access the front facing camera.
If the setting to enable video calling is not available in the Skype Settings on your device that means video calling is not yet supported on your phone.
* Data plan or WiFi connection required
You need Android v2.2 to run Skype on a Samsung Galaxy S
Please sign out of Skype to close the application.
(These handsets already support video calling)
Samsung Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 WIFI
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Verizon
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Sprint
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
HTC Desire S
HTC Incredible S
HTC Desire HD
HTC EVO 4G
HTC EVO 3D
HTC Sensation 4G
Sony Ericsson Xperia neO
Sony Ericsson Xperia PrO
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Rest of world)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (China)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro2
The following devices have also been white-listed for video calling in this release:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T-Mobile)
HTC SHOOTER (KDDI)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
Acer Iconia Tablet (A500)
LG Optimus Black LANDSCAPE ONLY
LG Optimus 3D LANDSCAPE ONLY
LG Optimus 2x LANDSCAPE ONLY
Motorola Droid3 LANDSCAPE ONLY
Motorola Bionic LANDSCAPE ONLY
What’s in this version:
What’s new in the hotfix:
Fix for start-up issues on Android 2.1
Fix for occasional white screen
Fix for video orientation on Galaxy Nexus
Other bug fixes
What’s new in this version?
• Send pictures, videos and files
• Easier to sign out, and auto-sign in
• Improved look and feel with new graphics
• Voicemail improvements
• Better video quality on Tegra 2 devices
Changes compared to original Skype:
• Exit button (kills app & service)
• Colorful notification bar status icons
• Minor fixes for vibration
• Speaker toggle while in call (just press your phone’s MENU button)
• Bluetooth audio toggle while in call (just press your phone’s MENU button), uses *my* code for BT Audio, so you can try it for mono headsets or headsets that don’t work with Skype’s original BT support
• Camera LED/flash support while in video-call (just press your phone’s MENU button)
• Advanced Settings:
→ Keep screen alive, disables proximity sensor for calls
→ Force-enable video-calling, for phones that can’t get video-calling enabled.
*Video-calling needs compatible CPU (ARMv7). If your phone’s CPU is not compatible, Skype will keep crashing/looping at login!*
→ Force enable camera rotation, will attempt to enable camera rotate option (under the camera selection popup)
→ Avoid setFPS, for some users that get black image in video-calls
→ Prefer full-screen incoming video, won’t allow your back camera image to take the whole screen leaving the incoming image minimized
→ Force notification LED/BLN, for users that “Pulse notification light” option (in Skype original settings) doesn’t actually enable notification LEDs or BLN!
→ Advanced camera settings (focus/scene/white balance/color effect)
→ Ringtone picker!
→ Notification sound picker!
→ Disable vibration entirely (or sign-in/out vibration & sounds)
→ Vibration patterns picker!
→ Verbose logging, use it for debugging, when capturing logs