21-11-2012 08:30 - edited 21-11-2012 08:32
Today we're delighted to announce version 3.0 of Skype for Android. As long-standing Skype enthusiasts know, we're committed to making the Skype experience the best it can be, wherever you are and with whatever device you're using. With so many now using tablets to make video and voice calls with Skype, this latest version is optimized to scale to your tablet's bigger screen, so you can experience Skype on a larger display wherever you go.
From now on you can share the moment, a photo or a smile on the most popular Android tablets including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the Google Nexus 7, Acer Iconia, Asus Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom and Sony S. And with our redesigned look and feel, Skype looks great no matter what screen size you have - either on a smaller Android phone or the more spacious display of your tablet. Take a look at this video to get a taste.
Beyond that, get ready for a boost in audio quality. Skype for Android 3.0 adds support for our wideband audio codec, SILK. SILK was designed to capture the richness of human speech. It copes well with the often varying speeds of Internet connections, ensuring that the audio quality is always the best it can be. That way, Skype will deliver the best possible audio on your tablet, even with a shaky connection.
To hear the improvements in audio quality for yourself, listen to this short demo.
We're excited about these enhancements which are added to the long list of things you can already do on Skype including video calling, sending and receiving instant messages, sharing pictures, videos and files with anyone on your contact list, and making calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide at the amazingly low Skype rates.
You can download Skype 3.0 for Android from Google Play or simply scan the QR code below.
If you'd like to give us feedback, or get tips and tricks on how to make your experience with Skype even better, please do so here on the Skype Community.
This latest Skype for Android version is optimized to take advantage of the screen size of your Android device, so you can experience your favorite Skype features no matter what screen size you have - either on a smaller Android phone or the more spacious display of your tablet.
Skype 3.0 for Android is available to download from Google Play. We would like to hear your feedback. You can discuss what matters most to you on the Skype Support Network or leave a comment to this post.
More about the improvements:
Really hope this one fixes the severe battery issues as it is what prevents me from really using skype in a mobile manner
Something very promising is at least that the data arrows no longer seem to blink when the phone is keylocked... by time I'll see if the battery now lasts...
20-11-2012 20:48 - edited 20-11-2012 20:49
I don't want to be locked to landscape mode, this update sucks!
Is there some way to go back to the old version?
anyone know how to get out of Landscape on the Nexus 7 with the new update or how tro roll back to the previous version?
being stuck in landscape is not that useable while IM'ing...