Skype Now Offers Free Video Chat to Android Phones
Skype today updated its software for the Android platform to version 2.0 and added the ability to make free, one-to-one video calls. The video calling feature will work between Android devices, as well as with Android devices and Skype on the iPhone, Mac, and Windows PCs. The new application will first be available to the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, and the Samsung Nexus S. Skype didn't say when the updated software would be available to other Android handsets.
Skype for Android Gains Picture-in-Picture Feature
Skype updated its Android app recently and added several new capabilities. The most significant new feature for Android phones is the ability to multitask and maintain video chats outside of Skype though a picture-in-picture view.
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 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 Earns Tighter Outlook and Office Integration
Microsoft today updated Skype for Android with new ways to work with Outlook and Office. The latest version of Microsoft's calling and messaging app allows users to schedule calls in Outlook from Skype easily by tapping the contact's name and using the scheduling tool to send an invite.