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Microsoft Says It Optimized Skype for Older, Slower Android Devices

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Mar 5, 2018, 8:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 5, 2018, 9:03 AM

Microsoft recently released an updated version of Skype for Android meant for older smartphones. Specifically, this down-tuned variant of Skype is intended for Android devices running 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to 5.1 Lollipop. Microsoft says Skype for these phones uses less memory and less storage, allowing the app to run faster while also improving audio and video quality even in challenging network conditions. Microsoft is rolling out this update worldwide over the next few weeks. Those who want to download the app immediately can do so via the Skype Insiders Program. Skype is free from the Google Play Store.

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