Skype 2.6

Skype for Android lets you make voice or video calls or send instant messages. Now you can also use it to send files including photos or pre-recorded videos over the internet.

To get the new file-sending feature, you just need to grab the free Skype 2.6 app from the Android Market.

File-sending is available over WiFi or 3G connections and the service is free — but you’ll have to pay for any used data minutes on your own.

Skype 2.6 also offers better battery life and video quality improvements on phones and tablets with NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors. The company has also added new graphics and improved the voicemail and sign-in functions.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...