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Skype will withdraw support for Windows Phone after October

rahul1117kumar

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Microsoft owned Skype has realised that going forward, it will not be supporting Windows Phone and some older Android devices. In a blogpost, Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype said that the application is transitioning from peer-to-peer to a more mobile friendly cloud architecture.

By moving over to a cloud architecture, Skype will be able to improve features like video messaging, file sharing and group video calling. The Skype team is working on the transition, which is creating issues for users right now – like messages not syncing across devices, and/or delayed notifications.

“At times, unforeseen issues have cropped up, like messages not syncing across devices, or delayed notifications. Knowing the impact of these issues for our users, we fix these issues as quickly as we can. We do ask all our users to update Skype to ensure they benefit from our latest fixes and improvements and to enable a smooth transition to the cloud,” said Pall in the blogpost.

The transition will not be for all devices, as starting September 2016, Skype will not support Windows 8, Windows 8.1 devices. Android devices running on OS below Android OS 4.0.3 will also not be supported starting September.

“Our focus will be on the newly released lighter, faster and more responsive UWP app for
Windows 10 , Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android as well as a web-based native version of Skype for other supported platforms like previous Windows operating Systems, Mac and Linux,” Pall added.

http://indianexpress.com/article/te...port-for-windows-phone-after-october-2927772/
 

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So Skype will not be available for best selling windows phone.Anyways it doesn't work properly on them.
 

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LOL everyone is moving out of Windows Phone's  :shy

In some time Windows Phone's would be new Symbian 

Good that Nokia decided to go with Android rather than Windows this time  :clap :clap :tup

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sagar.patnaik

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So Microsoft owned Skype is moving out of Microsoft owned Windows Phone. What a confidence booster for windows mobile ?
 

Bapun Raz

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Windows Phone has no future..

 

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Brother universal Skype app is available for insiders & it will be out of beta within 1 or 2 months. Microsoft takes this bold step only to boost their W10M sales & it is specifically aimed for those users who are sticking with their old WP 8.0/8.1 phones. Better to update your phones to W10M or buy a new W10M phone.
 

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abhinaba said:
Brother universal Skype app is available for insiders & it will be out of beta within 1 or 2 months. Microsoft takes this bold step only to boost their W10M sales & it is specifically aimed for those users who are sticking with their old WP 8.0/8.1 phones. Better to update your phones to W10M or buy a new W10M phone.

If one buying new phone, he can get better specs and features with android so he can choose different os itself  :lol

 

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Bapun Raz said:
If one buying new phone, he can get better specs and features with android so he can choose different os itself  :lol

As per counterpoint research WP users are more loyal than Android users & they retain their phones for more than 3 years. So, the message is for loyal users only.
 
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