Skype Launches Android and Java Clients
Today Skype announced new 'Lite' clients that will allow Android-based phones and Java-based phones to make Skype calls. Users will be able to make Skype-to-Skype calls worldwide, send/receive instant messages, make cheap Skype calls to landlines or mobile phones, receive calls to your online Skype phone number, and see when your Skype contacts are online/available to chat. Skype uses a mobile phone's data connection, so an unlimited plan is recommended for heavy users. The lite version of Skype is available globally.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype for Android Now Compatible with Android Wear
Skype has updated its Android application with support for Android Wear, giving people the power to manage Skype messages and calls from their wrist. Skype will surface notifications on Android Wear devices, and can be used to respond to messages via dictation or pre-set text.
Skype Redesigns Android App to Aid Usability
Skype has updated its Android mobile application with a refreshed user interface. Skype believes the changes make Skype look better and easier to use.
Skype Overhauls Android and iOS Mobile Apps
Skype today released Skype version 6.0 for Android and iOS, which completely redesigns the apps to make them more natural and intuitive. Skype 6.0 for Android tackles Material Design to give it a more native look; adds a floating action button for starting new conversations/calls; upgrades contacts search; and speeds up inbox management thanks to clearer read/unread indicators.