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Skype for Android is updated with Google Nexus 7 support

Also touts enhanced audio quality
Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:55

VOICE OVER IP (VoIP) and chat service Skype has released a large update for its Android app, bringing support for tablet devices as well as more functionality.

Skype announced that version 3.0 of its Android app now supports the Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Acer Iconia, Asus Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom and Sony Xperia Tablet S. According to the Microsoft-owned VoIP service, the Skype app has been redesigned to look good on all types of devices, be it a smartphone or a 10in tablet.

That's not all that's new in Skype for Android 3.0. The service claims an improvement in call quality too, just as it promised back in September.

Skype explains on its blog, "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."

The update also enables Skype users to sign in using their Microsoft accounts, following Microsoft's $8.5bn acquisition of the company back in May

Skype for Android 3.0 is available to download for free from Google Play. µ


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