Skype Gets Faster for Low-End Android Devices

Skype Gets Faster for Low-End Android Devices”

With that in mind, Skype for Android is getting a major update to optimize it for low-end Android smartphones and tablets.

The Team isn't clear if this "lighter" version is divergent from its current Android app, but it will work on devices from as far back as 2011 running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich all the way up to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Skype, one of the most popular chat apps for video and voice calls, now has an update that will improve audio and video quality on budget-friendly Android devices. This lower consumption of data and memory will apparently allow the app to increase its speed along with better audio and video services.

Microsoft's idea is the same as Google with it's Go apps and Android Go devices, which are versions of Android that doesn't require many processing power, RAM, or storage.

They also work in areas where there is limited internet connectivity access, and they come with apps that are created to operate on such limited specs. 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.

The update is being rolled out automatically, but in a slightly confusing move, this doesn't appear to be the same thing as Skype Lite, a separate app which is available primarily for Android Go devices but can be downloaded by anyone.

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