Skype for Android celebrates 100M installs with updated Windows 8-like interface


Microsoft is on a mission to unify the user interfaces of some of its more popular products, and today brought a major overhaul to Skype for Android. The update completely redesigns the UI to be much more consistent with the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions of the app, while still keeping the feel of an Android app. This is a big day for Skype for Android, because the app has also passed 100 million installs on the platform. 

If you've used either of the Windows versions of Skype, the new update will look very familiar, although the app still holds on to Android's tabbed UI, rather than the more Metro pages design, and it also keeps a more easily surfaced settings menu with the Android vertical ellipsis overflow menu. According to Skype, the entire app has been rebuilt to be easier to navigate and faster in all aspects. 

The only hitch is that the update is currently only available for Android phones. Skype says the update for tablets is "just around the corner", but it's unclear exactly when that might be. Still, if you want Skype 4.0 for Android, just jump over to the Google Play Store to get it. 


source: Skype

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11 Comments

1. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

not putting music in an ad makes it awkward, feels weird.

2. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Are you wearing my Sh** would have made it more ... funny (or awkward) :D

3. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Looks better than previous one.....

4. SleepingOz unregistered

Everyone is complaining about this update on the Play Store. lol

5. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

It's definitely bullsh..t, but lighter)

6. denisonnd

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

uninstalled it 2 minunets later and restored previous version

10. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

How did you restore the previous?

12. denisonnd

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Titanium back up. You can restore app+settings (data) for individual app and then detatch it from the market if you want, so it doesn't update

8. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

so... where is the log out, exit or whatever????

11. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Choice profile, tap properties smartphone bottom and exit

9. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What the hell is taking Skype so long to add all the functionality to the Windows Phone app?

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