Skype unveiled today the availability of its Skype for Android 3.0 app for smartphones and tablets.
“As long-standing Skype enthusiasts know, we’re committed to making the Skype experience the best it can be, wherever you are and with whatever device you’re using. With so many now using tablets to make video and voice calls with Skype, this latest version is optimized to scale to your tablet’s bigger screen, so you can experience Skype on a larger display wherever you go,” says Derek Snyder in a blog post.
The update allows users of the VoIP and chat service to share photos on Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Google Nexus 7, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom and Sony S.
The redesigned Skype app is now suitable on both smartphones and tablets. It makes the most out of the large display screens of Android tablets.
Skype for Android 3.0 includes support for the service’s wideband audio codec called SILK.
Designed for human voice recognition, SILK effectively deals with varying speeds of Internet connections to ensure the best audio quality.
To hear the improvements in audio quality for yourself, listen to this short demo.
“We’re excited about these enhancements which are added to the long list of things you can already do on Skype including video calling, sending and receiving instant messages, sharing pictures, videos and files with anyone on your contact list, and making calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide at the amazingly low Skype rates,” said Snyder.
Skype 3.0 for Android is available to download from the Google Play Store.