Video calling has become an important feature for smartphones ever since the launch of the iPhone 4 and FaceTime. Android devices have had video calling capability for a while, but it was not as useful as on the iPhone's because there is not yet a popular universal application for video chatting. Skype, a well-known VOIP application, has just released an update to their Android app which enables video calling and has the potential to fix that problem.
Unfortunately, the Skype app is hardly universal, as it only supports the HTC Desire S, HTC Nexus S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro. This could soon change, though, as the company's marketing chief Neil Stevens said that the company is "committed to bringing Skype video calling to as many platforms as possible."
For now, only users with those select Android devices or the iPhone will be able to use video chat, but this is at least a step in the right direction. Hopefully Skype will add support for more devices so that we can have a universal and cross platform video calling solution.[Reuters]