Skype for Android Updated to 2.5; Video Support & More Enhancements to 14 New Devices


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Jan 5, 2011

Skype for Android just got better, and covers more devices now. The newest version of Skype, 2.5, is available now, and it brings with it a few improvements as well as video talk capabilities and compatibility with 14 more devices. First, here is a list of the newly added devices (of note is that several of them are Android tablets that have been sorely missing the software):
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • HTC Nexus One
  • HTC Shooter
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
  • LG Optimus Black
  • LG Optimus 3D
  • LG Optimus 2x
  • Motorola Photon
  • Motorola Droid 3
  • Motorola Bionic
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Acer Iconia
Here's a list of the new improvements to the app:
  • Enhanced video experience
  • Rotate and zoom during video calls
  • Support for Nvidia Tegra2 powered devices
  • Video calling enabled by default on more devices
  • Revised user interface for message history
  • Improved support for Bluetooth headsets
  • New emoticons
  • Support for editing and deleting IM messages
  • Support for joining a call
  • Advertising for non-paying subscribers
It's been a long time coming, but it's great to see it available for these devices, and the new enhancements look useful. What do you guys think?

Source: DroidMatters and AndroidMarket - Skype Version 2.5