Skype Offering Beta App for Symbian Platform
Today Skype announced Skype for Symbian beta, a free application that brings Skype features to Symbian phones. Skype for Symbian supports free Skype-to-Skype calling; phone calls with Skype credits or subscription; receive calls on your online number; instant messaging; group conversations; and file sending and receiving. Skype for Symbian works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections. This beta version of Skype for Symbian supports select Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and 2 handsets, including the E71, E63, E51, and the N96, N95, N81, N79 and 6220 Classic/Navigator. Skype said a full release is planned for Symbian early in 2010.
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 Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skype Refreshes iPhone and iPad Apps for iOS 9
Skype has released updates to its iPhone and iPad mobile applications, adding support for iOS 9 to each. Both apps gain the ability to reply to Skype messages from the lock screen notification.
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.
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.