Skype for Android Gets Updated With Special Tablet UI

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  • 21 Nov 2012
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  • Although is pretty much associated with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 these days, it’s the Android version that’s getting the big update today. The app just got a fresh tablet UI added to it, thanks to the latest version. The app’s current version is 3.0.0.6181 and it allows you to sign in and merge with your Microsoft account.

    There’s also a fresh new UI design for slates, improved audio quality and the usual bug fixes. The update brings support for Skype’s SILK wideband audio codec, that will provide optimal voice quality, the best for your connection. Sadly there’s no separate portrait layout available here, since the app remains stuck in landscape on tablets.

    The only really good thing here is that the application is saved from that awkward stretched phone UI. Support for tablets in this app includes devices like Nexus 7, Acer Iconia Tab units, ASUS Transformer Prime, Sony Tablet S, Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab 2. In the extra new portion of the screen you are shown navigation tabs and recent communications (on the left side), plus thumbnail images of contacts on the right side. You can download the new version from here.

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