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Skype for Android updates, brings video chat to more devices

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Skype for Android

Today more Android users than before will be able to use Skype video chat. For the first time Honeycomb tablet owners will be able to use their tablet’s for Skype video chat.

Version 2.5 of Skype for Android adds some new features in addition to the new device support. The app will now support both portrait and landscape video chat so you can hold the phone whichever way you want when video chatting. There’s now also the ability to zoom in the video by double tapping. Unfortunately, the update also brings with it some ads, though it seems impossible to avoid ads on Skype now unless you pay.

As for those new devices, if you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on T-Mobile, a Motorola Xoom, or Acer Iconia Honeycomb tablet you’ll now be able to use Skype video chat. The new supported phones include the Motorla Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Atrix, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus 2x, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V, Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman, and HTC Shooter. In all there’s 14 new devices that now support Skype video chat. It’s far from all devices, but it’s getting there.

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