Mobile Lowdown 8-4-2011: Skype/Android, Chrome OS Hacks, Verizon Leaks

Here’s a look at some of the top stories in mobile today:

Skype for Android: The newest version of Skype for Android introduces video calling, but in true Android fashion, it’s only certified for 17 devices and may or may not work on your Android 2.2 device. (Skype)

Chrome OS hacked: Those crazy kids down at Black Hat say they’ve hacked Chrome OS, which Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has been trying to sell to businesses by emphasizing security. (Venturebeat)

Speech in Mango: Microsoft’s next version of Windows Phone 7 will be able to recognize voice commands in order to send text messages, something Android has had for quite a while. (Microsoft)

Verizon leaks: A whole bunch of new stuff is scheduled to arrive on Verizon’s network later this year, including a new Galaxy Tab and an unannounced BlackBerry Curve, but no mention of the iPhone 5. (IGN)

GoGo In-Flight Entertainment: If you’re on an American Airlines flight and forgot to bring something to do, check and see if you can get GoGo’s “Entertainment on Demand” service on your laptop, tablet, or phone with Wi-Fi. (Techcrunch)

Happy Trails: The International Trade Commission judge overseeing the Kodak versus Apple/Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM) patent is retiring, Can’t blame a guy for wanting to get out of that mess. (WSJ)