Skype for Android now optimized for use on tablets

Skype for Android now optimized for use on tablets
Skype 3.0 for Android is available for free from the Google Play Store and brings the usual ability to make voice and video calls over cellular or Wi-Fi. Those calls are free of course, when they are Skype to Skype. You can also make low priced calls to other mobile phones or landlines. Those with Android tablets have been using the phone app, which really didn't make the best use of a tablet's real estate. But that is all changed with the new update as Skype 3.0 for Android is optimized for Android tablets.

The new UI for tablets is a combination between the regular Android UI and the traditional blue Skype look. And since Microsoft now owns Skype, it should be no surprise that you can now sign into the service using your Microsoft password. Also included with the update is improved audio, important when you're on a voice or video call, and the usual Raid housekeeping which kills bugs dead.

source: GooglePlayStore via Phandroid



1. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Sweet! Now Microsoft can hand over all my data they already have PLUS, location data when im using my tablet as well! GO MICROSUCKS!

2. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Wow I have been using Skype on my iPads for years and you guys just got tablet optimization ? Android tablets really suck.

3. zohayb

Posts: 11; Member since: May 14, 2012

Um No sir. That means a big developer such as skype is lazy and incompetent(you can tell by how they just have landscape mode for tablets :/) much like facebook and twitter for android. How does the developers decision affect the quality of the tablet? they affect the quality of tablet applications.. see there is a difference :P

4. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

skype never bother making a separate skype app for tablets. i guess they figured they didnt need to since the phone app optimized to the tablets

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