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This article was published on June 25, 2012

Skype: our Android app now works on 1,384 devices, has been downloaded over 70 million times

Skype: our Android app now works on 1,384 devices, has been downloaded over 70 million times
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Introduced back in October 2010, Skype says its Android application, which received video calling support about a year ago, has been downloaded over 70 million times from the Google Play store to date.

The Microsoft-owned company says the video calling app now runs on close to 1,400 Android devices, including handsets from HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG and others.

As you can tell from the graph below, Samsung smartphones are particularly popular among Skype for Android users.

With Skype for Android, you can make free video calls, share media or instantly message anyone else on Skype regardless of whether they have an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone or iPad, Mac, Windows PC or any other Skype-supported device. The company says its service accounts for a “huge chunk” of domestic and international calls on Android handsets without entering into detail.

Skype for Android is available in 16 languages.

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And here’s Skype’s obligatory infographic to accompany the announcement:

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