Skype has announced the new version of its software for Android smartphones. Skype 2.6 allows users to send photos and videos to friends from the application, itself. Also, support for viewing documents and sending files on the go (over Wi-Fi and 3G) has been added. 

Some new features in the 2.6 update

Some new features in the 2.6 update

They’ve also got improved battery life and video quality with the update for devices using NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, which includes amongst others – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM and the Acer Iconia tablet. They are also working to extend the list of white listed devices for video support. These handsets have been tested by Skype's engineering team to ensure a better video experience. The latest additions include the HTC Amaze 4G and the Motorola DROID RAZR. In general, almost anyone with an Android device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above can try out Skype video calling. The application can be downloaded from the Android market. 

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