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Skype has released its official app for Android phones running version 2.1 or above. However, the company has reported that the app is currently not working for the Samsung Galaxy S, with some owners saying that fails to log on to the service.

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“Skype for Android works on compatible handsets running Android OS v2.1 and above and has been tested successfully by Skype on HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone XT720, and Motorola Milestone. It may work on other Android phones, but we can’t guarantee full functionality or compatibility,” said Mark Douglas, Product Manager of Android.

“We are aware of some problems with the Samsung Galaxy S, and we’re looking to address these in the future,” added Douglas.

This new application now allows an Android user to make free Skype-to-Skype calls over Wi-Fi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G) to other Skype users (Wi-Fi calls only in the US). Users can also make Skype calls to landline or mobile phones, send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype, synchronise contacts between Skype and the native address book, see when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat, and even receive calls on their Skype online number

“The Skype experience is ubiquitous today. More and more people are using Skype to do things together when apart. With the addition of Android, we are pleased that Skype is now available on three of the most popular mobile platforms today: Android, iOS and Symbian,” concluded Douglas.

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