Skype, Swype get Android updates

Skype, Swype get Android updates
A couple of updates for Android flavored devices are available today for apps Skype and Swype, and yes thank you, we know that they rhyme. Skype, the application that allows you to make free Skype to Skype and low priced long distance calls, has updated the calling interface. The update also claims to improve the quality of the service, and adds video calling for those with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. You can update your Skype software by heading to the Android Market.

Swype is the swipe to type app that allows you to slide your fingers across a virtual QWERTY keyboard to type words. The update allows the software to be used on devices using Android 4.0. This will be a beta version of the software,and  adds other new features such as downloadable languages for tablets and add-ons for DragonGo! (Swype is now owned by Nuance). The accuracy of Swype has also been improved. Since Swype is not available in the Android Market, those interested will have to head to the sourcelink.

One last important note. If your phone came with Swype pre-installed, do not download this beta because it will not work on your phone.

source: Swype, AndroidMarket via AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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5 Comments

1. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Why is Microsoft working on skype for android?

2. sandysingh252

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Because they are not krApple.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

And they make $$$ off of Android via HTC and Samsung.

5. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

because they care about skype users its not about android or ios its about getting larger and larger if you want to get more users you have to provide it to different os

3. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Anyone know if swype will work on the xoom with 4.0?

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