No more Skype updates for Windows Phone 7: Microsoft

By Abhinav Mishra | Updated Sep 23 2013
No more Skype updates for Windows Phone 7: Microsoft
HIGHLIGHTS

Microsoft has announced that no more Skype updates will be available for Windows Phone 7, as their entire focus is on Windows 8 from now on.

Nokia 6.1 Plus 6GB RAM @10,999

16MP+5MP rear |16MP front facing camera,6GB RAM | 64GB ROM with 10% Instant Discount on Debit & Credit Cards.

Click here to know more

Microsoft has announced that Skype updates will no longer be available for Windows Phone 7 users. This means that Windows Phone 7 users will still be able to access the core Skype experience, which includes chat, voice and video calls, however Microsoft will not be investing more time in upgrading or making Skype better for the platform.

The move comes with Windows Phone 8 now available on the vast majority of Windows Phone handsets. Hence, Microsoft has decided that Skype will focus on Windows 8, and no more updates will be available from now on for Windows 7.

As Lara Kingwell of Skype suggests, a vast majority of their user base is on Windows Phone 8. Snap has also been introduced for Windows, allowing users to continue working on their PC while video-chatting simultaneously. The upcoming Xbox One console will also feature Group Video Calling.

Hence, Windows 7 users are going to be neglected as its successor is the main priority for Microsoft at the moment.

However, the app will still be available for download on the Windows Phone Store. As of now, it appears that Skype will continue to be developed for Windows 8 and Windows RT as well. You can read the company's entire message here.

Source: Slashgear

 

 

logo
Abhinav Mishra

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.