Own an Android Tablet? Here is an improved Skype for you!
Skype 3.0 for Android is here! This version specifically developed for tablets comes with new features and a new improved interface.
With the Android tablet market growing at an exponential rate, this update will help millions who wanted a better experience of Skype on their Android Tablet. Some notable improvements are better audio quality because of the new SILK codec developed by Skype, UI designed for bigger screens and ability to use your Microsoft account to sign into Skype.
According to Kevin from GigaOm, who tested the app on various devices found that there is a small bug with the screen orientation while you are doing a video call. He says “For nearly all calls, both participants needed to hold their phone in landscape. Only one time could I actually get my client to properly switch to portrait mode in a video call.” You can read more about this here. He also mentioned about a problem with connecting head set mics while calling.
Talking about the SILK codec that was developed by Skype, it is instrumental in alleviating problems with slow Internet connections by detecting fluctuations in connection speed, prevents dropouts in audio and quality loss.
According to Skype, this 3.0 version supports Android 2.1 devices with an 800 MHz processor or higher.
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21 November, 2012