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Skype Gets Performance Boost in Latest Update

July 9, 2013 1 Comment

Skype for Windows Phone 8 gets updated with a start and resume performance boost and more.

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – Version 2.8

New and changed features:

  • Start and Resume Performance – Improving the start and resume experience has been the main focus of this release. It’s now much faster to return to the app when it’s in the back stack. If you open the app and then hit the start button or turn off the screen, pressing the back or power button now gets you back into the Skype app much more quickly. You’ll also see some general improvements to the start experience.
  • Live Tile Count - Based on user feedback, we’ve changed the Live Tile notifications to show only the number of unread conversations, rather than the total number of unread messages.
  • South Korea Availability – Skype for Windows Phone 8 is now available to download from the Windows Phone Store in South Korea.

Features:

  • Call friends and family with free Skype to Skype voice calls over 3G* or WiFi.
  • Make free video calls to anyone else on Skype as well as low cost calls to mobiles and landline around the world.
  • Send instant messages to friends on Skype, as well as friends on Messenger if you sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Stay in touch even when the app is closed, with call and message notifications.
  • See all your Skype contacts in the People Hub**.

Enjoy!

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App Info:
Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview
Make free Skype to Skype video and voice calls as well as send instant messages to friends and family around the world with this preview of Skype for Windows Phone 8.

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