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Skype for Windows Phone, RT, and TV to be retired on July 1

In a move that's been coming for some time, Microsoft is gearing up to retire the Skype app for some older platforms on July 1....

Microsoft to retire Skype apps on Windows Phone, Windows RT and TVs after July 1st

Microsoft today sent out a notification to users saying that Skype app will stop working for users on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows RT and TVs after July 1st. After this date, users will no longer be able to sign in to these versions of Skype. Show More Summary

Moly’s AI Speaker uses Microsoft Speech Recognition Services

Windows Phone OEM Moly is working on another Microsoft-powered gadget. Their AI Speaker is designed for meetings and integrate with Skype, and, using Microsoft Speech Recognition and Translation technology, allows users to engage in real-time speech translation. The speaker also lets users record meetings, set up reminders, and do usual Bluetooth speaker things such as play […]

Skype Preview app gets CompactOverlay mini-player support

The Skype Preview app for Windows and Windows 10 has been updated with support for CompactOverlay mode for those running Creators Update. This means you can now continue phone calls with an Always On Top window while continuing to work in another app. The update, which takes the app to version 11.12.111.0, also includes the usual bug […]

Microsoft begins testing Skype voice translation to mobile and landline phones

Microsoft's latest Skype Preview for Windows 10 users on its Insider Program is now able to use its voice translation feature to mobile and landline phones.

Latest Microsoft Skype preview adds voice translation for phone calls

Microsoft has added Skype Translator support for mobile and landline phone calls to the latest version of Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC Insider testers.

WhatsApp is taking on Apple FaceTime and Skype with free video calls for one billion users

Facebook-owned messaging service adds free video for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users to its service.

Microsoft stops supporting Skype for 85% of Windows phone users

If you’re a Skype user on a Windows phone and your Skype looks like the above, Microsoft no longer supports your device as of this month. Users who activate Windows phone 8.1 devices, or suddenly seek to download Skype from the Store (as few as those may be) – would be surprised to see that Skype […]

Microsoft’s ‘Beihai’ appears to be a cross-app 3D platform for Windows apps

In the beginning of the year we wrote about ‘Beihai’, which then appeared to be part of Skype for HoloLens that would offer “groundbreaking 3D experiences across all devices: phone, tablet, desktop and HoloLens.” At the time there was some clue that the project may be bigger, with the team led by Corporate Vice President […]

Death of Skype for Windows Phones Opens New Doors For WebRTC

In the ever-changing landscape of the communications industry, it is no surprise that more change is in the air. Earlier this month, Microsoft made the major announcement that its VoIP system, Skype, will no longer be available as a Windows Phone app.

Skype will let you text your friends through your PC

Microsoft released an update to the Insider program and Skype Preview for PC and Mobile that allows you to send and receive SMS messages directly from your PC or Windows Phone. To be clear, this is different from just sending text messages through Skype’s paid service. Show More Summary

Skype for Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT will cease to work in 'early 2017'

Support pages for Microsoft's Skype VoIP client state that the versions for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 and Windows RT will end official support in October 2016, but will continue to work until sometime in early 2017. ...

Skype will stop working on Windows Phone 8.1 (and older devices) in early 2017

A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft is dropping support for the Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1. The company is dropping support for its older apps as it’s moving to a modern infrastructure, which will allow it to offer a better experience across all devices. The company also recently launched the new Skype app […]

WhatsApp Beta, Skype Preview and Windows Maps snag minor updates

A couple of popular apps have been updated in the Windows Store. Microsoft has released new updates for the Skype Preview app, and there’s also a new update for Windows Maps. For Windows Phone users, there’s a new update available for WhatsApp Beta, too. As you may have already guessed, these updates do not seem […]

Microsoft’s Skype drops support for more than 80% of Windows Phone users

We posted earlier today that following an architecture change Skype is set to drop support for Skype on Windows Phone 8.1, and older versions of Android. The Windows Phone app is set to stop working in October 2016. Rudy Hyunn has now reminded us that this means more than 80% of Windows Phone users will soon be […]

Skype To End Support For Windows Phone And Older Versions Of Android

Skype announced that it would end support for all Windows-based smartphones and older versions of Android.

Skype no longer supports Windows Phone 8 and older versions of Android

Skype today announced that the company is almost done moving to a modern infrastructure. To be more specific, the company has been moving away from P2P for a while now, and the transition is finally coming to an end. As a result of this, the company is going to drop support for Skype on Windows […]

Skype to Drop Support for Windows Phone

11 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Microsoft today said its Skype service will no longer be updated for Windows Phone and older versions of Android and iOS. The company said it wants to "focus on the platforms of the future" which means it "must end support for some devices...Show More Summary

Skype announces end of support for Windows Phone 8, details future plans

Microsoft has unveiled its plans for the future of the Skype platform today, announcing that they are slowly transitioning over from a peer-to-peer module to a far more modern cloud infrastructure, which allows Skype to work better across...Show More Summary

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