Official Skype For Android Now Available For Download October 5th, 2010
Finally, after months of waiting Skype have officially released their native application for Android. The native application is fully featured and offers amongst other things:
- Free Skype-to-Skype calls over both 3G and WiFi.
- Send and recieve instant messages.
- Discounted calls to foreign numbers.
For most, you’ll be able to find the application directly in the market or, you can download by visiting the Skype website directly. If you are unable to find Skype using either of these methods owing to geo-locking, I have uploaded a repackaged .apk here (just unzip and away you go…).
Unfortunately it’s not all good news. For such a new application it’s surprising that it does not support the ability to be installed on the SD card under Froyo; the application itself is a rather large 13Mb; however, you are able to overcome this by using a mod such as ‘setInstallLocation’, which will enable you to move the files to the SD card leaving only a 2.1Mb footprint on the internal memory.