Can Skype be used for video calling on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1?

I have been googling, but the results are not clear, for example, the official Skype Blog says that Skype 2.1 supports the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it is not clear if this means that it works with both the 7" and 10.1" versions.

Update: as of early 2012, Skype does work on most Android tablets.

  • Possible duplicate: android.stackexchange.com/questions/1331/…
    – ale
    Aug 30, 2011 at 2:20
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    @al-everet that question is less specific, and still doesn't have the answer. Aug 30, 2011 at 2:56
  • There is an answer there with a list of the current devices that can run Skype. Rather than pepper the site with dozens of questions like "Does Skype run on (Device X)" we'd prefer to have a canonical question like "What devices does Skype run on".
    – ale
    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:58
  • @Al-Everett Are you referring to the answer that I posted? If so, please note that it is the same information linked to in my answer above, and it does not answer the question because "Samsung Galaxy Tab" is on the list, without reference to model. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:39
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    You seem to have a lot invested in proving me "wrong". I posted the link because the two questions cover similar ground and I wanted to see if anyone agreed. Obviously I'm not entirely convince they are duplicates because, as a Moderator, if I thought that I just would have closed the question. I suggested it might be a duplicate; you've offered your reasons for why you think it isn't. Leave it at that.
    – ale
    Aug 30, 2011 at 13:02

2 Answers 2


The official Skype app currently does not support video on NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipsets, according to their FAQ:

* This specifically does not include some tablets that use the Tegra 2 chipset (e.g. Android tablets and Motorola Atrix do not support video calling).

From what I read on various forums, a test version that does work on Honeycomb tablets sporting Tegra 2 has been seen floating around in Youtube videos, so it should be coming to official channels shortly.

  • is it possible to obtain one of the test versions? Any ideas on how long 'shortly' is? Aug 30, 2011 at 12:55
  • I haven't seen one yet, but chances are it will appear on XDA first.
    – Chahk
    Aug 30, 2011 at 14:10

You have go into the settings then enable video calling.

  • Confirmed, Skype video calling works on Tab 10.1 after this. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:42

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