Skype announced a new update for its Android app – version 2.6. The update lets users send photos and videos to friends and family right from Skype.
“We’ve brought this out just in time for the upcoming holiday season, so you can share your special moments with your loved ones,” says Skype’s Dan Chastney.
Also included in the update is improved battery life and video quality on devices using NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset. This includes: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Motorola XOOM, and the Acer Iconia Tablet.
“We are also working hard to extend the list of whitelisted devices for video support,” says Chastney. “These handsets have been tested by Skype’s Engineering Team to ensure the best possible video experience. Latest additions include the HTC Amaze 4G, Motorola DROID 4 and Motorola DROID RAZR. In general, almost anyone with an Android device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above can try out Skype video calling for free. We’ll let you know if you can turn on video calling when you first start up Skype on a non whitelisted handset.”
The new version of Skype for Android can be downloaded from the Android Market.