Previously unseen version of Skype outed by Microsoft
Earlier today, we told you about the two new Lumia models that were unveiled by Microsoft. The Microsoft Lumia 435 and the Microsoft Lumia 532 are both low end models. As it turns out, Microsoft might have introduced something else besides the two handsets. A picture released by Microsoft of the Lumia 532 shows the device running a very unusual looking app.
A close examination reveals that the app employed by Microsoft for the unwrapping of the Lumia 532, is a new version of Skype. As many of you know, Skype is owned by Microsoft. But that doesn't tell us if this is a new UI for the messaging app, or whether it is only a mock up created for the occasion.
If this heralds a new version of Skype that is on the way, will the new look be found on all platforms? Skype faces new competition from messaging app Wire, which is a multi-platform communication tool featuring a more modern UI than Skype, stuffed full of gestures. Perhaps Skype is going to be answering the challenge soon. For now, Microsoft is mum about this new Skype UI.