Skype for Android finally available

October 12th, 2010 Tags: , , , , ,

Of course, if you are a 3UK customer, you’ve may have had access to their Skype on 3 application for some while, and although this works well, and performs many useful functions, it does miss out a few features that the main Skype app features (of course, the Skype on 3 app is free of data charges under the 3UK Skype Free Calls Forever campaign, so should not be overlooked).

However, for those on other networks, or those wanting those few missing functions (like UK SkypeOut calls), but are happy to use up some data allowance instead, then last week Skype finally released their official Skype for Android app.  You need Android v2.1, and there’s a rather large list of compatibility issues and known issues (depending on your phone), but generally, something like the HTC Desire seems to have the best Skype support.

Although it will work on either Wi-Fi or 3G connections, it will only work on Wi-Fi in the US, and head to this page to read more about the compatibility issues.

Either pick it up from the Android Market, or head to Skype‘s Android page here.


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