Skype video calling now officially supported on HTC EVO

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While we previously knew that Skype was capable of video calling on the HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D, it wasn't officially supported and required downloading an apk file that was pulled from a different device. But it now looks like Skype was just updated in the Android Market to officially support video calling on the EVO.

Other than video calling finally being enabled for the EVO, it doesn't look like there are any extra features that were added to this latest version. Do keep in mind, however, that according to the release notes, only the back camera will work if you are still running Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the EVO 4G.

Also, although the HTC EVO View 4G tablet was not included in the list of supported devices, the HTC Flyer was. Since the Flyer is practically identical to the View, I decided to download the official apk and try it out.

Video calling was not enabled right away after installing Skype on the View, but all I had to do was press Menu > Settings > Enable video calling. I was then greeted with this message:

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After a bit of testing, I found Skype video calling to work flawlessly on my View tablet, as well.

So there  you have it: no more need to go hunting for special apk files that enable a feature we all knew our devices were already capable of. Happy Skyping!

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Links: Market (EVO) | Market (web)

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.