Updated Skype for Android App Works on Samsung Galaxy S
Article by George Norman
On 16 Dec 2010
Skype fans who have an Android-powered smartphone surely remember that when the Skype for Android app was officially released to the public this October, it came with a few drawbacks. One of those drawbacks was that Skype did not work properly on Samsung Galaxy S Android-powered phones. Skype said at the time it is aware of some issues with the Samsung Galaxy S and that it will fix them in the future.

The future is now – or a couple of days ago, when Skype announced that the “we’ve just updated our Android app – you can now use the app on your Samsung Galaxy S, as long as it’s running Android OS 2.2 or later.” If you’re not on Android 2.2 already, details on how top update the OS are available on this Samsung website.


If you are on Android 2.2 or later, you can easily get the updated Skype for Android app that works with Samsung Galaxy S by launching your mobile device’s browser and going to skype.com/m . An alternative way to get the application would be to simply scan the QR code presented below.

Besides running properly on Samsung Galaxy S, the updated Skype app comes with another interesting new feature: you can store the app on the phone’s SD card. “If you store the app on your SD card, the data Skype uses while the app is running is still stored on the internal memory of your phone. We expect this to take up around 15MB of space for most people,” explained Skype’s Peter Parkes.

In related news, you may want to know that precisely a week ago Opera Software, the Norwegian software developer known for its homonymous web browser, announced that Opera Mini is available on the Samsung Galaxy S. Users who want to get Opera’s lightweight browser need only visit m.opera.com from their device’s browser. On the m.opera.com site, Opera will automatically select the public version for their phones.

Tags: Skype, Android, Skype for Android, App, Samsung Galaxy S
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