Skype for Android

If you're keeping an eye on your storage space and move as many apps as possible to the SD card, note that the Skype Android app has been updated for that very reason. You're not going to save too much space -- its less than 1 megabyte -- but every little bit helps, right? Download link's after the break if you need it. (And, yes, you have to have Froyo to move apps to the SD card. That hasn't changed.) Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

 

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Skype updated, now installs to SD card

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Anyone can say what they want about Motorola phones not being friendly to the hacker community, but I am glad they design their top tier phones with practically unlimited app storage so users don't have to store apps to their SD (if even available).

Which is all the other way 'round for the original DROID, which is extremely hacker friendly, and which has very little onboard memory, making app2sd very valuable.

I just did the Skype Mobile update for my Droid Incredible and Apps2SD is not available. Greyed out.

oh cool. it seems like i'm always getting the low storage warning on my evo.of course, moving google earth to the card helped with that... lol

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume there's still no support for Galaxy S phones yet, being that it wasn't mentioned?

Edit: I just looked at it in the Market, and saw that you need Froyo on Galaxy S to use it. Now I understand.

That's because you have to have froyo to move apps to the SD. All you guys that just had to have that galaxy s phone cause they're the latest and greatest .... yeah right! Evo out!

I have froyo on my Droid Incredible and no go for Apps2SD. I have many apps that I have used Apps2SD with and this on is not working at all.

Until they finally allow video calling, I have no intention of installing this on my Evo. Once they allow video calling, bring it on!

I agree completely. I have it on my EVO but I never use it. If it had video calling, across all platforms like PC, Android and iOS that would be a major face time killer.

There's no reason to even have Skype unless there's a video-calling component in the application. Too bad they aren't leveraging their best asset. :-/

So, if you've got a Verizon phone, and installed Skype when it first came out (or it came preloaded on your phone), you have "Skype for Verizon" -- which has not been so updated.

Any reason for staying with the Verizon-branded version vs. dumping it and getting this version?

(I suppose I ought to know, but...obviously, I don't)

So awhile back, when Skype for Android first came out, someone hacked it to allow calls over 3G (bypassing the WiFi only limitation).

I like this option. Anyone see the updated version with the 3G calling ability and this move to SD feature too?

Thanks,

aviduser

Its a step in the right direction...
Until there's video calling support, I'll continue using Skype ONLY on my laptop

@Synbios the US version only allows 3G Skype calling if you're on Verizon. IF you are on AT&T or any other carrier (as I am), you are limited to WiFi. I want both WiFi and 3G Skype calling. :-)

This update finally fixed it for the Galaxy S (I9000M). I used it for 3 hours today (on HSDPA+ (Bell)) and had no problems whatsoever.