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Skype for Android celebrates 100M installs with updated Windows 8-like interface

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Skype for Android celebrates 100M installs with updated Windows 8-like interface

Microsoft is on a mission to unify the user interfaces of some of its more popular products, and today brought a major overhaul to Skype for Android. The update completely redesigns the UI to be much more consistent with the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions of the app, while still keeping the feel of an Android app. This is a big day for Skype for Android, because the app has also passed 100 million installs on the platform. 

If you've used either of the Windows versions of Skype, the new update will look very familiar, although the app still holds on to Android's tabbed UI, rather than the more Metro pages design, and it also keeps a more easily surfaced settings menu with the Android vertical ellipsis overflow menu. According to Skype, the entire app has been rebuilt to be easier to navigate and faster in all aspects. 

The only hitch is that the update is currently only available for Android phones. Skype says the update for tablets is "just around the corner", but it's unclear exactly when that might be. Still, if you want Skype 4.0 for Android, just jump over to the Google Play Store to get it. 


source: Skype

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 12:11 3

1. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


not putting music in an ad makes it awkward, feels weird.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 12:33

2. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 78; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


Are you wearing my Sh** would have made it more ... funny (or awkward) :D

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 14:25

3. harigrg33 (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 May 2013)


Looks better than previous one.....

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 17:17

4. SleepingOz (Posts: 2479; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Everyone is complaining about this update on the Play Store. lol

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 18:04

5. Dmitry (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


It's definitely bullsh..t, but lighter)

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 18:19

6. denisonnd (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


uninstalled it 2 minunets later and restored previous version

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 21:06

10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


How did you restore the previous?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:09

12. denisonnd (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Titanium back up. You can restore app+settings (data) for individual app and then detatch it from the market if you want, so it doesn't update

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 19:03

8. JDeus01 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 May 2013)


so... where is the log out, exit or whatever????

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 01:11

11. Dmitry (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Choice profile, tap properties smartphone bottom and exit

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 21:05

9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


What the hell is taking Skype so long to add all the functionality to the Windows Phone app?

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