Skype for Android Rolls Out to All 2.1+ Devices

Big news for Skype and Android users today as the service rolls out to anyone running 2.1 or higher on their handset.  No longer exclusive to Verizon, it’s now available to roughly 3 in 4 of today’s Android phones.  Among the features are the ability to make low rate calls to landline or mobile phones, import names and numbers from address book, and monitor which of your contacts are online and available for a call or chat.  There is one caveat: In the US, Skype for Android works over WiFi only.  Dealbreaker or exactly what you needed?

Skype for Android is free and can be found in the Android Market or by visiting skype.com/m directly from your phone.  Read more about the announcement from Skype’s blog.

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