The majority of Android devices can now video chat through Skype.
Skype announced Thursday the release of Skype 2.1 for Android, which enables 17 phones to use the video chat feature.
The list of 17 phones includes several HTC, Samsung and Sony devices.
For those who can’t find their phone on the list, and are using Android 2.2 and above, can still go through with the update and enable the video chat feature in the settings menu. However, video quality may not be as good as “certified” Android phones on the list, the company said.
Although Skype said this update allows the majority of Android devices to video chat, not every phone will be able to use the updated feature. “Unfortunately, if you cannot see the video calling settings, it means your Android phone does not meet the minimum requirements needed to make Skype video calls,” Skype said in a blog post.
This news comes days after Skype announced the launch of Skype for iPad. Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a partnership with Skype that allows Facebook users to video chat directly from the social network site.
Below is a list of phones that allow the video calling feature:
HTC Desire (2.2)
HTC Desire HD
HTC Evo 3D
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Incredible S
HTC Thunderbolt – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
LG Revolution – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
Samsung Droid Charge – Verizon (2.2) (US only)
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray