Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs

Skype for Android has received a major new update, adding a further 14 devices to the video calling party - including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom.

The mobile video calling option landed for Android in June, but only on four handsets - the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and the Google Nexus S.

17 more handsets were added in August and now the total stands at 41 devices.

The 14 new additions are: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the HTC Nexus One, the HTC Shooter (which we think, means the Evo 3D on Sprint), the Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman, the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V, the LG Optimus Black, the LG Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus 2X, the Motorola Photon, the Motorola Droid 3, the Motorola Bionic, the Motorola Xoom, the Motorola Atrix and the Acer Iconia.

Like the iPhone version, Skype for Android allows video calling over both 3G and Wi-Fi as well as a mood message box for Facebook style status updates making "it easier than ever to share how you are feeling, what you've seen or what you're up to."

Skype for Android 2.5.0.108 requires Android 2.1+ or higher and is available in the Android Market now. It's free.

A word of warning, we've tried it on our G Tab 10.1 and, despite the update, it's not working yet. Check with the Android Market listing for detailed info on what networks it's enabled for.