Skype updated for tablets

Skype have just updated their tablet app for Android. It’ll now allow a much better experience including a higher resolution video, something very handy if you use video chat for work or for family use.

As well as increasing the resolution and a new UI, Skype have also addressed some bug fixes too..


  • Accessibility improvements with full support for TalkBack screen reader
  • Updates that address incoming call issues, including one that was causing phones to reboot
  • Additional changes to audio routing
  • Display and UX enhancements when switching orientation

Skype updated for tablets

Here is the post over on the official Skype blog

Today, we’re proud to bring you Skype for Android, version 4.4. When we launchedversion 4.0 in July, we promised to bring the new UI experience to tablets too. Not only are we bringing it to Android tablets, but to the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets as well.

Tablet users will now see a new interface that puts conversations first, displaying your most recent calls and chats. You will also enjoy all the quality and performance advancements that the total rewrite of version 4.0 brought to phone users.

All Android users will enjoy improved video call quality in version 4.4. With good network conditions, you’ll experience up to four times the resolution of previous versions, with enhanced clarity and frame rates. Kindle Fire HD and HDX users will still enjoy hardware accelerated HD quality video.

In addition, Skype for Android 4.4 has several bug fixes and quality improvements:

  • Accessibility improvements with full support for TalkBack screen reader
  • Updates that address incoming call issues, including one that was causing phones to reboot
  • Additional changes to audio routing
  • Display and UX enhancements when switching orientation

You can download the update starting today in the Play Store. The update will be available for the Kindle Fire tablets later this month.

We’re always looking to improve your experience on Skype and pay close attention to your feedback. To get the latest news and tips, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or join us on the Skype Community.

This new version of Skype for tablets is available from the Play Store right now.

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