Skype Lands in Ovi Store for Symbian Phones
Today Nokia and Skype jointly announced the Skype application for Symbian-based devices and have made it available for download in the Ovi Store. The application will work with many Symbian^1 devices, including S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition phones. Skype for Symbian lets users make free Skype-to-Skype calls; enjoy reduced SMS rates when abroad: send/receive IMs to/from indivisuals or groups; share pictures, videos and other files; receive calls to their existing online number; and see when Skype contacts are online and available to call or IM. The application is a free download, and will work over Wi-Fi as well as GPRS, EDGE, and 3G data connections.
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 5.5 for iOS8 Adds Support for Extensions
Skype today updated its iPhone application to version 5.5. The latest rendition of Skype takes advantage of extensions, which are a new feature of iOS8.
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 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.