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Skype 3.0 for Android: It�s better than before, but still needs work

Microsoft-owned Skype has being keeping busy with its mobile apps, with the firm having just released upgrades for both Android and Windows 8.
Skype 3.0


The good: Skype for Android has fantastic audio quality and impressive video call quality. The newest version have a new user interface design for tablets.

The bad: No group video chats. Video quality can sometimes be choppy and pixelated.

The bottom line: If you’re an active Skype member, then Skype for Android is absolutely a must-download. If you’re not, then it’s still great for making one-to-one video calls and even voice calls to landlines and mobile numbers (for a charge).

Here I will check everything about the new Skype 3.0 in details.

The good: New features, Tips
Skype, now owned by Microsoft, has released a large update for its Android App on Tuesday, boasting improved audio quality thanks to Skype�s own SILK codec and impressive video call quality. The new software version also boasting a new user interface design for tablets which makes use of the additional screen estate, and now work better on the larger screens of Android tablets. That is to say, �Now you can share the moment, a photo or a smile on the most popular Android tablets including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the Google Nexus 7, Acer Iconia, Asus Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom and Sony S,� Skype writes in a blog.

As before, the app also comes with built-in SMS capabilities, instant messaging for chatting with your Skype connections, and file transfers between users. Managing your contacts within the app is easy as Skype integrates with your Android address book.

Skype 3.0 for Android devices also allows users to sign in and merge their Skype account with their Microsoft account.