What are the minimum requirements for running Skype for Android?

If your Android device meets the minimum requirements, you can download Skype and start enjoying its great features.

Minimum requirements to run Skype

To run Skype on your Android phone, you’ll need a supported phone or tablet running Android OS version 2.2 or above with at least 27MB of free memory space.

You also need to know what kind of processor your device is equipped with. If you’re not sure, check the phone’s or tablet’s user manual or contact its manufacturer.

  • ARMv7 processors: Skype is fully supported.
  • ARMv6 processors: Skype can run on these devices but video calling is not supported. Examples of ARMv6 processor devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Wildfire.
  • Intel processors: Skype is not supported. Examples of Intel processor devices: Motorola RAZR i, Orange Santa Clara.

Minimum requirements to make video calls

To make Skype video calls on your Android device, you also need at least 800 MHz of processing power. On devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo), you’ll only be able to use the back camera.

You can make video calls on most Android devices. However, it might happen that your device meets the minimum requirements but you still can’t make a video call. In such cases, you’ll need to enable video calling manually:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Press the menu button or tap the menu icon The menu icon..
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Under Voice and video calls, select Enable video calling.

Important: If you can’t make video calls and can’t see the Enable video calling option under Settings, it means that your device doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.

To avoid any issues, always make sure that you’re using the latest version of Skype for your device.

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