Microsoft confirms Skype has been optimized to work on older Android devices

Microsoft confirms Skype has been optimized to work on older Android devices
Great news for Skype users who still own older Android devices, as Microsoft has just announced the application has been specifically optimized to work smoothly on devices powered by Android 4.0.3 to 5.1.

The new version of Skype is smaller in size and eats less memory, thus allowing for greater speed and better audio and video quality on budget-friendly Android devices. Moreover, Microsoft promises the lighter version of Skype will offer increased performance even in areas with “challenging network conditions.”

It appears that Microsoft will kick off the roll-out of the update in the next few days, but it will most likely take weeks to arrive in all regions. So, if you don't see it on your Android device soon, don't worry and be patient.

Those who absolutely must have the new version of Skype before it goes live, can sign up for the Skype Insider Program and take advantage of the new experience offered.

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7 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Oh good, because they couldn't fix it the last 20 times im hoping NOW will be different.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 1830; Member since: May 04, 2015

Skype is almost as bad as the Facebook apps. Constantly attempting to restart in the background despite logging out and being hibernated. No thanks.

3. afrohoxha

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Skype is the definition of an unoptimised and buggy app, mobile and desktop. I'm forced to use it at work and it has become a nightmare.

4. hindnowattca1981

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Maximum peoples are using FB and Whatsapp for messaging, calling, Status and Posts. So why should they use Skype for same purpose.

5. KonSkl

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

All companies, including mine use skype as a business solution for communication + at least according to my experience Skype call and video quality is miles ahead of that from messenger and whatsapp

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 1830; Member since: May 04, 2015

I think most people have issues with the mobile version especially since this is a mobile site. Hangouts is actually better than Skype but has been mishandled badly by Google over the years.

7. SystemThreadException

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

I get a chance to face an interview2 with this update of Microsoft. Such a great update that I found, Skype can use for any purpose but I have some bad experience with my laptop so I get help from System Thread Exception which is really helpful to me.

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