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New version of Skype for Android launched, optimised for tablets

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Nov 21, 2012 at 03:13pm IST

New Delhi: Skype has announced the new version - version 3.0 - of Skype for Android, which is optimised to scale to tablet's bigger screen. The update features a restyled interface.

"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," said said Derek Snyder, head of Mobile Product Marketing, Skype.

The update also allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. Besides, the company also claims to have improved the audio quality.

New version of Skype for Android launched, optimised for tablets

The update features a redesigned interface, and also allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account.

"Skype for Android 3.0 adds support for wideband audio codec, SILK. SILK was designed to capture the richness of human speech," he said, adding, "it copes well with the often varying speeds of Internet connections, ensuring that the audio quality is always the best it can be."

Users can download Skype 3.0 for Android from Google Play. To avail the update, users will need an Android device running v2.1 and up.

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