Skype For Android Sees Audio Quality, Tablet Improvements

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November has been a busy month for Skype so far. A week ago, we saw the iOS edition of the app get updated to support the iPhone 5’s new widescreen aspect ratio, and just before that we got news that a preview release was available for Windows Phone 8 users. Skype continues along those lines today, announcing the arrival of Skype 3.0 for Android, with a whole bunch of changes and improvements.

First off, you should be able to enjoy some noticeable improvements in audio quality thanks to the implementation of the wideband SILK audio codec. While Skype always sounded just fine, SILK really does make a world of difference; you can check out just how much better things have really gotten in the demo video below.

Beyond that, Skype gave the app a full overhaul to optimize things for tablet screens. The UI will adjust itself to best take advantage of your tablet’s larger display, and all that extra screen real estate will come in handy when making a windowed video call or participating in a multi-party chat session.

The new Skype 3.0 is available in the Google Play Store currently.

Source: Skype
Via: MobileBurn

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