Skype 4.0 for Android Redesigned for Windows Phone 8: While boasting to have installed Android Skype app on 100 million phones worldwide, Microsoft today launched all-new Skype for Android 4.0 giving the app a new flat and metro-style touch. The UI has been completely overhauled and redesigned from the ground in an effort to make it faster and push the messages near to real-time.
The company has made the navigation lot easier and has redesigned the way it displays conversations, making it easier to read through in a way that’s reminiscent of Windows Phone 8.
Skype 4.0 for Android Redesigned for Windows Phone 8
With Skype for Android 4.0 installed, as soon as you fire-up the app, you’ll notice the light and beautiful new interface listing your recent conversations. This view maximizes the amount of information that is presented in a small amount of space. The home screen is now split into three tabs that display – recent conversations, specific contacts and ‘favourites’. Conversation branch UI looks much cleaner with few little additions. Recipients of the messages are shown with a small, circular crop of their profile picture this time around and there’s still the usual array of emoticons and smiley faces to help portray a particular feeling.
When you tap it on a contact, the action invokes a messaging window in front of the screen providing you options to start video calls, or voice calls or simple hang-up. As evident in the video, you can even attach a file from the Android device, as well as individual video messages. When someone calls you, the caller profile is shown with a new white bubble around it, along with caller name underneath.
With iOS 7 getting a new design, Skype for iOS will soon be updated as well.
This release is just the beginning,” Skype’s Derek Snyder said. “We have more updates in the coming months and year ahead to make Skype for Android even more reliable, reachable, and mobile-friendly.
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