Skype CEO Says WP7 Mango App In the Works
Skype CEO Tony Bates said that the company, which is owned by Microsoft, is working to deliver a version of its VoIP calling service to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Speaking to Robert Scoble at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bates said that Skype is developing an application for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, but is also working to "further integrate [Skype] into future Windows Phone OS's." Bates didn't provide more specific details about when the Mango app would become available, nor when any "further integration" would take place. Microsoft indicated to Phone Scoop that news of WP7's roadmap would be shared in the coming weeks.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app.
Microsoft Releases Skype for Business App on Windows Phone
Microsoft today replaced its Lync 2013 corporate messaging app with Skype for Business for Windows Phone. The app has a refreshed user interface for messaging, more emoticons, and improved interactions with the server.
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.
Microsoft Says It Optimized Skype for Older, Slower Android Devices
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.
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