Download Skype For Android With Video Calling Support - Skype has released an updated version of their app for the Android platform with the long awaited video calling support. you can now make one-to-one video calls over both WiFi and 3G connections. You can download the Skype app from the Android Market or point your browser to from your phone.

Note that your smartphone needs to be running Android Version 2.3 (or above) and have a front-facing camera. Supported handsets include the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S.

This is just the first phase, Skype says, so expect support for more devices soon.

Once installed, you can have video calls from your Android phone with your Skype contacts on iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs and even a number of TVs.

The Skype for Android app has also been given a new lick of paint.

There’s now a new main menu where you can navigate more easily through your contacts, access your Skype profile to change personal details, use the dial pad to make calls and see the balance of your Skype Credit.

A new mood message box at the top of the Skype app menu also enables you to share whatever you’d like to share with your contacts.

Finally, you can now send SMS messages from the Android app.

Neil Stevens, Skype’s vice president and general manager for product and marketing, says approximately 30 million concurrent users log into Skype at any given time and make up to half a million simultaneous video calls (at peak times as of June 2011). Before you could jump in joy, here’s the catch: currently it works on only four handsets officially. Unless you have HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro or the Google Nexus S, you can’t really take advantage of this feature. Well Skype for Android has always been under criticism for the non-inclusion of video call support and also for the fact that the app is buggy and slow. When the similar Skype app for the iPhone got the video calling support long back, we don’t understand why a leading VoIP company like Skype took so much time to offer the same to the most popular smartphone platform in the world. We’re also surprised to find that the app doesn’t yet support the popular Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC EVO 4G, Verizon Droid Charge and the HTC Thunderbolt (for which we have already seen a leaked Skype app with video calling support) etc.

Anyway, at least some of the Android users can take advantage of it for now and we’re hoping it would soon be rolled out to all other Android smartphones with front-facing camera. The updated app (version brings two-way video calling over Wi-Fi or 3G to select handsets along with few UI enhancements. Watch the video after the break to learn more about the new updated Skype app for Android.

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