Skype 2.0 Android App Update Brings Video Calling to Select Androids

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    A select few Android phones can now do smooth and seamless two-way video calling using a new 2.0 update to the Android Skype app. The only phones that are currently compatible shipped originally with Gingerbread 2.3 installed on them. Here is a list of the phones that work:
    1. Google Nexus S
    2. HTC's Desire S
    3. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
    4. Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    The new update requires Gingerbread or above to function, and support for other devices is currently in the works. Skype v2.0.0.45 also contains a UI overhaul and support for SMS messaging. You can check out a video above of the app in action, and below is the full press release.
    Source: Android.net via Engadget
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    Still no compatibility for the Thunderbolt, even though it was promised out of the box.

    LOL, why am I even surprised anymore? Verizon has shown time and time again that they just don't care about this phone or the customers that own it. Funny, considering its the top of the line device on their network right now. Just shows how completely screwed up it was when it was released by HTC.
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    Compatible with gingerbread only .. thunderbolt doesnt officially have gingerbread yet
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    And video calling via Skype works fine on my Thunderbolt.
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    how is this possible
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    The second link is the one I installed. Have had it for just over two months now and it works fine. Even works over 3G although the video is choppy and virtually useless.

    Also installed the video add-on for the Yahoo Messenger app and that works as well.