The Android version of the popular Skype app was first launched only a couple of months ago and now we can welcome its first major update which makes Skype for Android fully compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S devices out there and The second one will enable you to install the app on the SD card once you are using the Android 2.2 Froyo.
Both improvements come with caveats, though. The app will only work on a Samsung Galaxy S if it is running Android 2.2 Froyo. Also, as moving apps to the SD card storage is a feature only found in Android 2.2 or newer versions of the OS, that’s also a no-no for anyone still on older Android versions. Moving the app to SD only moves the actual app, too — any data it needs to store will still be stuck on the internal memory. Skype says that in its app’s case, this means a maximum of about 15 MB will be required from your phone’s internal memory, even if you have moved the app to SD.
The updated version will allow the users to make voice calls and send instant messages to other Skype users. It will make international phone calls very cheap by using SkypeOut credit and also helps in merging the users’ Skype and phone contact lists. The updated version of Skype is now available for free download from the Android market.
As for the other novelty brought by the refreshed Skype app, the version released back on 5 October had some issues with Samsung Galaxy S smartphones but those should now be done with. The app is free to download, but don’t forget about subscription costs when you make calls other than when it’s Skype-to-Skype or IM.
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