Skype App Cracked Open, Now Allows Video Calls on Non-Supported Handsets

July 1, 2011
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Skype just updated its Skype app for Android yesterday, and along with the update came support for video calls on several handsets.

Skype video calls now work on the Samsung Galaxy S (requires Android 2.2 Froyo), Google Nexus S (except the U.S. version of the Google Nexus S 4G), HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, and Sony Ericsson Xperia pro.

The supported devices are literally just a handful. Although Skype has been promising “support for more handsets soon,” no one knows the day or hour that defines “soon.” Apparently, “soon” is too far away for some folks.

With the hacked version of Skype’s official app for Android, users of non-Skype-supported Android devices can take their chance at finally making video calls work on their own devices.

A programmer at VillainROM has succesfully made Skype work on the Samsung Galaxy S II and has made the installation file available for download. Although this hacked version was created primarily for the Samsung Galaxy S II, it has been reported to work successfully on other Android handsets such as the HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Sensation, HTC Flyer, HTC Thunderbolt, and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Is your Android device not on the list? Try the hacked version and let us know whether it worked or not.

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