Skype App for Windows Phone Gets Full Changelog – (Not Tango Friendly – Needs 512MB to Run)April 23, 2012 2 Comments
Here is the full changelog to the updated Skype app for Windows Phone. We can see alot of improvements over the beta version but we still have a long way to go before we have the perfect Skype app.
The newly updated Skype for Windows Phone Gold version 188.8.131.52 includes the following new features and improvements:
- Portrait mode video calling
- Support in 18 languages
- Add new contacts (Skype and phone contacts)
- Support for participating on audio conference calls
- Call-in-progress notification
- Ability to mark all messages as read
- Block/unblock/view blocked contacts
- Resolved numerous crashes, performance issues, and navigation problems
- It is now possible to call 1-800 toll free numbers without Skype credit
- It is now possible to place calls with a premium subscription (even with a zero Skype Credit balance)
- Communications will be received only when the Skype app is in foreground.
- Only one valid phone number for each native contact will be displayed when you choose to call someone from the phonebook.
- Only valid phone numbers in native phonebook contacts will be displayed from within Skype. Valid phone numbers require a country code (e.g., +44 for the United Kingdom) to be stored as part of the phonebook’s phone number.
- A conference call will appear as a 1:1 call. The chat and profile views are between the Windows Phone recipient and the conference call host. To view the group chat content, navigate to the recent messages pivot and select the group conversation. To return to the call, navigate to the Skype home screen (by pressing the notification badge in the top right corner), then click on the call-in-progress indicator at the top of the screen.
- Instant Messages sent to an offline Skype client will appear as successfully sent, not as “pending.”
- Video calls to Skype for Windows Phone requier Skype 5.0 or later for Mac or Windows.
- There is no visible indication if your call is placed on hold from a remote party.
- Some events such as an incoming phone call, alarm or low-battery notification may end your Skype call. Should this happen, please re-open the Skype for Windows Phone app and call the person back.
- Bluetooth headsets are not supported for Skype calling on WIndows Phone
- Skype does not work when device is connected to computer using USB cable.
- Very long messages may be not displayed properly in the Skype for Windows Phone.
- Your Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory to install and use Skype.
- Sending a Skype SMS and retrieving Skype voice messages are not supported on Windows Phone.
For more info you can check out Skype here
Imagine talking to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere in the world, and seeing them as if they’re in the same room. That’s Skype.
• Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
• Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).
NOTE: This is a pre-release (beta) product and you may come across occasional bugs and issues. Please tell us what you think, we would love to have your feedback.