Skype

Yesterday we saw the Skype app received quite a large update that brought an enhanced interface to everyone, but video calling to only a few select devices. The Google Nexus S was included, but not its Wimax cousin on Sprint. But Skype just tweeted that they have added the Nexus S 4G. While we would sure like to see more devices, it is a start, and at least we know they are working on it behind the scenes still.

Source: Twitter: Thanks, John!

 
There are 19 comments

needsmoar says:

downloaded the apk yesterday and had video working awesome on my SGSII. Just downloaded the hacked new update one too.

renly says:

Great! can u tell me how u did it? or just a link where they teach.. Thank U!!

patpoof says:

How do I get this working on my evo3d

golden_35 says:

Works great on Epic 4g.

http://forum.androidcentral.com/sprint-epic-4g/99249-skype-video-calling...

Not sure if it works on all Android phones or not.

WallaceD says:

I tried it on my Nexus S 4G, and even over 3G it's surprisingly good. Streaming is rather smooth, and the other party said my video was coming through fine.

Nice.

dwd3885 says:

still doesn't work on my Nexus S with ATT 3G bands.

Downloaded the hacked version and it works fine.

What I'm not getting at is how all these other phones get the official Skype video calling when the thunderbolt suppose to be the first.

ro1224 says:

Are folks loving this update? I hate it. There doesn't seem to be a way to change your status (e.g. Away, Invisible, Offline) as was possible before. All I can find is Sign off at various time intervals.

icebike says:

On top of that, Skype insists on launching and running in the background EVERY TIME you boot your phone and it takes a surprising amount of memory.

There is no way to unset this option.

(Please, no "its all paged out and doesn't hurt you" lectures.)

LowFire says:

Works well on HTC Flyer

objdadon says:

Hey, I must be dumb but i don't understand when trying to create Skype account the phone#. It has my cell phone# in the box but it says to use country code e.g.+44 1234567 , please help! I don't understand?

golden_35 says:

Try creating your account on your computer via skype.com (US), and then log in via the mobile app. Sounds like you are creating a European account.

enzie5454 says:

Does it work from phone to computer?

WallaceD says:

Yes. Worked fine for me.

junebug72 says:

Hey Skype how bout newer phones like EVO 3d.... Front facing camera and and Skype not supporting .... Sup wit that

VJICE says:

I've got the apk for my phone and it works great!!!! Nice job Skype. Evo 4

Dante says:

The Nexus S (I9020AUCKD1 with AT&T/ROGERS 3G bands) still doesn't have official support for video calling. That is really effing annoying. I was looking forward to video chatting with my girlfriend overseas no matter where I was, only to have my hopes and dreams shattered. Skype must have forgotten that there is more than one Nexus S model out there.