Skype 3.0 for Android released with new tablet interface and better audio quality

Daniel Bader

November 20, 2012 5:38pm

Microsoft’s newest big-time brand, Skype, has just been updated to version 3.0 for Android. With it comes a brand new interface for tablets, though Microsoft didn’t seem to think that anyone uses a Nexus 7 since the frame is forced into landscape mode. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next update.

Also present is Skype’s newest SILK codec, which is supposed to improve audio quality for all users involved, both on audio and video calls.

We tested video quality and it was indeed quite sharp on the Nexus 10 tablet, and to us the quality looked the same as on a PC.

Download Skype for Android.

Via: Engadget

  • Tom

    I hope it is less of a resource hog then the old Skype. I associate Skype with battery death, and eventually moved to Dell Voice which is much better in that regard. Also, Dell Voice has Canadian phone numbers.

    • StillNexus

      These days a $40 Data-plan and Dell Voice is all you need!

      Those ROBELUS $70+ plans (plus CID and VM) are a joke!

  • Sean

    I much prefer to use G+’s hangouts if I want to video call people as it lets me have multiple users in it for free where as with skype you need to pay for more users…

  • midnightwatcher

    I’d like to see a native version for the Playbook.

    • StillNexus

      Thanks! you made my day!
      Joke Du Jour!

      Have you seen any TV lately? ( I know me neither, is mostly Netflix)
      But if you wathch the olde Telly, you know where the shows are 42minutes but last one hour. Most commercials say:

      “Download the Android and iphone app” and that’s it!

      With the N7 at $230, the Playbook is simply too expensive at $150 or even $99!

  • XS

    Terrible update, crashes and has issues with camera + has orientation problem with tablets.

  • Thas

    You forgot the part where they actually let you login with your Microsoft account such as hotmail.

  • ile2010

    “Microsoft didn’t think that anyone uses an N7.”

    Yeah, it’s their fault that Google put the camera in a spot favouring portrait mode contrary to pretty much all other Android tablets.