Skype upgrades the app Skype for Android to version 4.4

android-market-640The developer Skype launched an iOS update at 7th October, the app “Skype for Android” with version 4.4. When Skype launched the version 4.0 on July, promised to bring the new UI experience to tablets too. Now, not only they are bringing it to Android tablets, but to the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets as well.


The update brings a new interface to tablet users that “puts conversations first” by prominently displaying your most recent calls and chats. Tablet users should also see significant quality and performance enhancements, as well.

All Android users will enjoy improved video call quality in version 4.4, and if you have good network conditions, you can now experience up to four times the resolution of previous versions, with enhanced clarity and frame rates. Also, Kindle Fire HD and HDX users, will still enjoy hardware accelerated HD quality video.

In addition, Skype for Android 4.4 has several bug fixes and quality improvements such as:

1) Accessibility improvements with full support for TalkBack screen reader.

2) Updates that address incoming call issues, including one that was causing phones to reboot.

3) Additional changes to audio routing.

4) Display and UX enhancements when switching orientation.

5) Improved call/video quality.

The Features of the app Skype for Android 4.4 are:

– Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls (free for over 3G or WiFi).

– Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android Smartphone or tablet.

– Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.

– Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.

– Talk face to face or show what you’re seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.

– Talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype.

– Sign into Skype with your Microsoft account and have your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook contacts in one place.

– Operator data charges may apply. (It is recommended to use an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection).

– Due to Android restrictions, devices running Android 2.2 will only be able to use the rear-facing camera. Devices with Android 2.3 or higher will be able to use both front and rear-facing cameras.

The update should go live on Google Play first and come to Kindle users by the end of the month.


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