Skype adds 17 Android devices to supported list, now up to 21 total

Posted on Aug 4 2011 - 9:32pm by Mike Wewerka

According to Skype’s official blog today, the company has expanded its Android supported device list, up from 4 devices to a grand total of 21. That’s right, Skype has added 17 more Android devices. A full list is below, this is exciting news for some, myself, personally, I don’t really care. I’ve had an iPhone 4, EVO 4G and now I’m currently rocking a Nexus S 4G, all three of which have had front facing cameras. I never used them, not even once. The problem is, one, when in public, you look like a complete tool holding your phone out and talking to it. You’d look more ridiculous than those goobers who where their bluetooth headsets into stores (side note rant: if you are not driving, you don’t need a bluetooth headset in a store, unless you are so busy and important and are brokering a billion dollar deal, you don’t need one. Take it off, you look re-damn-diculous walking around like you’re a TV Exec carring your Kashi snack bars and talking to your spouse about how work was so stressful, but its okay you burned it all out at the Gym…yuck.)

The other problem is that unless everyone is using the same video chat software you can never seem to link up. iPhone users have FaceTime, Skype, Tango and Fring, and Android users have Qik, Skype (some phones), Tango and Fring…everyone seems to use something different. There isn’t one service that everyone uses. Take text messaging, no matter the network, it works back and forth to any carrier. If there was just a built in video that was universal and worked with any other phone and carrier, we might see an increase in use. As it stand now, I don’t see anyone using the function.

Honestly, phone manufacturers can leave it out of my next phone, I don’t need or want it. But, I understand some of you do, so here’s the list of updated Android devices that are now supported by Skype.

  • Acer A5
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • LG Revolution
  • Samsung Droid Charge
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung GalaxyS II
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Enjoy!

[Source: Skype]