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NewsPoster Jul 1, 2013 12:14 PM
Skype reaches 100M Android client installs, updates app with redesign
<a href="" 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="" rel='nofollow'>app</a> introduces a few design aspects and the general theme of the Skype client used in <a href=" 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="" 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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