Microsoft Updates Skype for Low End Android Devices

Microsoft has updated its Skype app with features optimized for low end Android devices. With the updates in place, Skype gives users better audio and video quality for low-end devices.

Microsoft Updates Skype for Better Audio and Video Delivery

The latest update that’s being rolled out is meant for Android devices running versions 4.0.3 to 5.1. Microsoft claims the update lighter on both disk and memory consumption and is aligned to offer better audio and video for those low end devices. The update will be rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks.

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The latest update is quite similar to what Google is doing with Android Go. Being the stripped down version of Android, Android Go doesn’t require as much processing power, RAM, or storage.  Android Go is made for then phones designed to work in areas with limited internet connectivity. Moreover, these Android Go devices come with apps that are designed to operate on such limited specs.

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It isn’t the first time a communications app arrives in this way. Facebook, the social network giant rolled out Messenger Lite for Android last October and Twitter introduced a lite version of its mobile site that uses less data in September.

These lighter versions of apps require less data and power especially in places where the latest models of phones either aren’t available or affordable.

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