Skype is now optimized for lower-end Android phones


Microsoft is rolling out a new version of Skype for Android that reduces the memory and storage demands on devices running Android 4.0.3 through 5.1, improving audiovisual quality and overall speed for those devices.

Microsoft says that this version "is lighter on both disk and memory consumption", and that it'll provide better audio and video for those devices, in addition to better performance when the connection isn't so hot. With that in mind, Skype for Android is getting a major update to optimize it for low-end Android smartphones and tablets.

The other, and arguably more important improvement, is Skype for Android's ability to better perform when a device is being used with "challenging network connections". Android Go smartphones are designed for people who need to work in poor internet connectivity areas and contains applications that require very fewer specifications.

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Microsoft is making consumer's life easier, especially those who can not afford to update their smartphones every year or who prefer to buy phones with lower versions of operating systems. Google and Microsoft are not the only ones that are releasing lightweight versions of their apps, as Facebook has released lite versions of Facebook and Messenger followed by Twitter that did the same with their app. Microsoft opts to think for lower-end devices otherwise it will lose a huge mass of audiences that totally rely on and afford lower operating system devices.


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