Skype 4.0 for Android launches - 'rebuilt from the ground up'
Messaging platform celebrates 100 million Android installs with all-new app
Skype for Android is getting a major update today, bringing the app up to version 4.0 with a major redesign. The app, which Skype says recently passed 100 million installs, has been completely redesigned to be more consistent with other platforms' versions. (That is to say it's looking a lot more Windows 8-like as of this latest update.)
The new app features a cleaner "conversation-first" UI, putting greater emphasis on instant messaging. In addition, you can now tab through different areas of the app, and change tabs using swipe gestures. But the changes are apparently more than skin deep, as Skype says it's been "rebuilt from the ground up" to be faster and more reliable.
The Microsoft-owned messaging platform promises further improvements to the Skype app for Android in the future. In the meantime, you can grab today's update from the Google Play Store.
Update: Skype buried the options to sign out, as well as the settings menu. By popular request, here's where to find them.
Source: Skype (opens in new tab)
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Alot better than before. =)
And that video is kinda awkward without music tho.
It was impossible to use Bluetooth headset on the
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2. Now the issue has
been fixed. Nice. Also, they made the fonts bigger in instant
messaging, which is very nice. However, I'm puzzled about the sign-out function.
I can't figure out how to sign-out and sign-in
with another Skype name. Has anyone figured this
out yet? Thanks!
on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Verizon Galaxy Note 2 and Plantroinc
M50 and Voyager Legend headsets.
promptly uninstalled. hello, google hangouts!
edit: reinstalled and the availability options became usable. now uses 77mb. uninstalled again.
the Play Store(which showed the July 1 version).... after it finished installing,
I opened it up, but it was still the previous version?
I updated yesterday and only 30 minutes ago I tried the updated Skype from iPad to HTC one,an overseas call, then I tried immediately after from HTC One to HTC One overseas also. My take is that the video between the HTC ones were better than when iPad was used and the quality in general when using between HTC ones was much better than prior to the update. The video was clear and no stuttering. However, when using the iPad, the sound was better and louder. I don't know why the sound on both ends were not so loud when using HTC ones. Let's hope it's a software issue but all in all, the video quality after updating, for me at least, is much better than before. I will be between Skype and hangout for a while to confirm which is better. Posted via Android Central App