Skype Gets v2.6 Upgrade On Android, Brings New Features To The Table

There's a new Skype in town, and it's bringing an awful lot of new features to Google's Android OS. Skype 2.6 for Android allows users to send photos and videos to friends or family from Skype on your Android device, and it's now even easier to share those special moments with your loved ones or send files and view documents on the go while on a business trip. And it's free and works over WiFi or 3G on a mobile data plan.

As well as bringing you photo, video and file sending, we've also improved battery life and video quality with Skype 2.6 for Android on devices using NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, which include amongst others; the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM and Acer Iconia Tablet. Now you can take full advantage of the big screen with better video quality than ever before.

The company is also working hard to extend the list of whitelisted devices for video support. These handsets have been tested by Skype's Engineering Team to ensure the best possible video experience. Latest additions include the HTC Amaze 4G and Motorola DROID RAZR. In general, almost anyone with an Android device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above can try out Skype video calling for free*. We'll let you know if you can turn on video calling when you first start up Skype on a non whitelisted handset.
As always, Skype's free, so feel free to give it a download and shout below if things do / don't work out.