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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