Skype has updated their official Android application with support for video calling over both WiFi and 3G. The app only works on Android 2.3 devices with a front-facing camera, including the Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, but Skype plans to add support for additional devices in the future. Since Apple hasn’t yet opened up the FaceTime protocol, only Apple users are able to enjoy native video calling on iOS. Skype has been getting a lot of heat lately after being bought out by Microsoft, but it’s still one of the most widely adopted video calling services—and one of the few with cross-platform support.
If you’re looking for a more integrated solution, Google has also added video chat to the GTalk app on the Nexus S, and is expected to expand their support to more devices soon.
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*Data plan or WiFi connection required
- Some handsets may not be supported
- You need Android v2.2 to run Skype on a Samsung Galaxy S
- Two way video calling is supported on the following handsets: Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro. (excluding Google Nexus S 4G in the US)