Skype for Android
Skype for Android
Skype is incredibly popular on Android devices, being one of the most widely used Voice Over IP application available.
Why Use Skype for Android?
Using Skype on an Android device gives you the freedom of having all the benefits of Skype wherever you are. The video quality is pretty outstanding and you can make and receive free calls. However bear in mind the installation file is pretty huge – at 12MB, so make sure you have plenty of space if you want the quality of calls to be good.
Skype for Android Phone
The main problem with Skype for Android phones, is that the larger screen uses up a lot of battery. But luckily the nice people behind the Skype App have improved the update so you should be able to get better usage out of your battery when using Skype on Android. It lets you keep Skype open all day without affecting the battery too much. No more endless re-charging. But this does come at the price of group chat notifications. Apparently this has something to do with the serious drain of battery, so it has been ditched in this update.
Check out more information on our Skype for Mobile page – click here.
Skype for Android Tablet
Skype is brilliant on Android tablets provided you have the right processing speed and an up to date version of Android (see below).
You might need to enable video calling on your Android tablet first, by following these steps:
- Sign into Skype
- Click the Menu icon
- Click Settings>Voice and Video Calls
- Select ‘Enable Video Calling’
Things you need to know:
- Skype won’t work if you’re using any version older than 2.2
- You will need ARMv7 + Neon processor and at least 800MHz processing power
- You should be using the latest version of Skype for Android
Skype for Android Samsung
We have heard many reports of Skype problems on an Android Samsung device, such as nothing loading after you sign in, not loading, and constant rebooting. However, we believe most of these issues have now been resolved.
Check out this video demonstration of how to download Skype for Android Samsung:
Here’s how to install Skype on your Samsung android:
- Launch Skype
- Click the Menu key and select ‘Settings’
- Scroll down to ‘Voice and Video Calls’ and click to enable
- Click ‘Back’ then select ‘Contacts’
- Select who you want to video chat with
- Click ‘Video Call’
Skype for Android 4.0 Download
You can go to Google Play and download Skype 4 for Android from there. For any other issues relating to Skype 4 for Android phones, click here.
Skype for Android APK
If you are keen to get hold of leaked apps before they become public, and using an Android device, then you need to know about APK files. An APK is a file format used to release and install software (including banned apps). One of the key features of APK files is having the ability to access leaked (brand new) versions of software for the Android. If you were super keen to get the newest leaked version of Skype for your Android device, you’d need to do the following:
- Look for the Skype .apk extension and download it on a laptop
- You can easily search for Skype.apk and find the correct file
- Transfer the file onto your Android device using bluetooth or a memory card/cable
- You will need to use a third party file-manager app in order to install it (try Astro File Manager in Google Play)
- In the file manager app, click on your Skype apk file and select ‘Install’