Skype, the popular video-conferencing technology, announced a key upgrade for Android device users. Seventeen Android phones will now be able to use the popular software as it was intended. Video-conferencing is the new battlefield smartphone manufacturers are competing in.
It’s one thing to be able to talk to a person, it’s another to be able to actually see them during the call. The technology greatly improves the communication experience for users who have compatible devices.
Expanding Social MediaThe Skype 2.1 app was rolled out earlier today. As reported by PC Mag, this is huge news for those who have one of the 17 devices. The company has been on a roll, as it was just last month when they were purchased by Facebook. The news was viewed favorably as Facebook continues to expand the products available from their popular site. While Facebook is a portal, ancillary products such as Skype make it more attractive by users who rely on it as their primary social media experience.
Android 2.2 or Higher
The app brings true video-conferencing to the phones listed (see fact sheet). It also fixes bugs and other issues from earlier versions. All that is needed to run the software is Android devices which are version 2.2 or higher.
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