Skype for Android Modded to Support Video-calling on Samsung Galaxy S II and Other Androids
By on July 1st, 2011

It was just yesterday that Skype released an updated version of their app on the Android market. The updated version of the app brought a new UI, smoother performance, and two-way video calling for only 4 handsets, two of which are not even available widely.

Now, pulser_g2, a popular developer over at XDA forums, has released a modded version of the Skype apk. This modded version of Skype allows most of the Android handsets with a front-facing video camera to make two-way video calls.

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The modded Skype apk has been tested on the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation and the Thunderbolt. Other Android phones with front-facing cameras have not been tested, but the apk should work on them as well. The modded Skype apk can be downloaded from here.

In other Skype related news, Skype’s website now has a banner teasing video-calling on Verizon’s 4G LTE phones. Yes, that includes the Motorola Droid Pro, the Thunderbolt and the Droid X2 as well.

The banner means that Skype is nearly ready to release a video-calling compatible version of Skype for Thunderbolt. However, I am guessing, the company it is still waiting for HTC to roll out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update before that.

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Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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