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NewsPoster Jul 1, 2013 12:14 PM
Skype reaches 100M Android client installs, updates app with redesign
<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/288811==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/06/17/most.native.apps.updated/" rel='nofollow'>Skype</a> has released an update for its Android client today, at the same time as revealing the app has broken the 100 million installations barrier. Version 4.0 of the messaging <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/288812==https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider" rel='nofollow'>app</a> introduces a few design aspects and the general theme of the Skype client used in <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/288814==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/30/contact.blocking.performance.updates.included.in.n ew.update/" rel='nofollow'>Windows 8</a>, as well as a number of performance improvements. <br />
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Said to be "completely redesigned" in order to be "faster and easier," the new app launches a lot quicker than the previous version. The app benefits from the light white and blue color scheme and Metro styling with a flattened UI and new layout. Starting new chats and making calls have been spread out to the corners, while the main interface has been divided into three sections: recent actions, a favorites section, and a general Skype contact list called "People." Messaging, main call functions and video calling remain relatively the same as before, though with a slightly refreshed scheme. <br />
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The company <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/288813==http://blogs.skype.com/2013/07/01/skype-passes-100m-android-installs-and-launches-redesigned-4-0/" rel='nofollow'>blog</a> mentions that there will be more updates in the coming months that will make Skype on Android "more reliable, reachable, and mobile-friendly," but did not state if the changes will transfer over to the iOS version of the app in the future.
 
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