Skype will be preloaded on Windows 8.1 and get prime Start screen real estate
0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2013, 12:20 posted on
Yesterday, we found out exactly when the Windows 8.1 update would be making its way out to users, and today we're getting an interesting new piece of information on the update. Skype has announced that it will officially be baked into Windows in the new update, and it will be getting prime placement on the Start screen on all devices...
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8. Hammerfest (Posts: 380; Member since: 12 May 2012)
I also call it BLOATware (also NSA-ware)
9. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Of course...it can be resized, repositioned, or removed entirely from the home screen. We cannot expect complete or correct information from this writer.
To call it bloatware reveals a stunning lack of intelligence. I am surprised you can find the power button to your device.
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Skype is awesome IM tool, let's hope that Microsoft won't screw it up.
6. Tsoliades (Posts: 218; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
I can't see how Microsoft could mess up Skype.
Besides, haven't they owned it since like 2011?
7. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
There are many important things on Windows 8 that Microsoft could add or fix.
This is not one of them. This is the equivalent of Apple including a compass with the iphone 3GS.
10. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's your own personal opinion. Integrating Skype, and among many other great improvements in W8, is welcome news. I hope it also gets integrated in WP8.1!