Skype Update Expands Video Call Functionality to Several New Handsets

Skype is making no shortage of new friends in the smartphone space today.

The ultra-popular video chat provider has issued a significant update to its Android-based Skype client.

According to Skype, the update effectively doubles the last update, which only brought with it support of the Nexus S, Xperia neo, Xperia pro, and the Desire S.

Skype says the expanded list of compatible-smartphones should enjoy a positive, smooth video call experience free of glitches and other bugs that hacked versions of the app had delivered (lots of Android-device owners had previously been using a hacked version of the app which provided inconsistent and low-quality functionalities).

The revised list of supported handsets now looks something like this:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Droid Charge – Verizon
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • HTC Desire (2.2)
  • HTC Thunderbolt – Verizon
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Flyer
  • LG Revolution – Verizon (2.2)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
  • Acer A5