Skype 2.6 Comes To Android, Adds File Sharing [News]
Are you worried that the 26 different apps that show up when you want to “share” something with your Android device weren’t quite enough? Skype has you covered. They have just released Skype 2.6 for Android, and one of its major features is the ability to send documents, photos and video.
All kidding aside, it’s great that this feature has been added. Skype for PC has been capable of the same for years, so it was a bummer that the Android app couldn’t do it as well. For some people, Skype has more or less taken over as the mobile messenger of choice. It’s convenient that files no longer need to be sent separately via SMS or an email.
What else is new? There’s been some code enhancements made, like improved video quality for phones and tablets equipped with Tegra 2. This translates to good things for Android Honeycomb tablets and a few high-end smartphones. Skype has also “whitelisted” the HTC Amaze 4G and the Motorola Droid Razr as officially supported.
This is a minor update overall, but one that was needed. File sharing is an important feature for any instant messenger. Heck, I can even share files with Kakaotalk . It was a little weird that Skype couldn’t do the same.
Source: Skype Blog