10
Jul
skype

A little more than a week ago, a major Skype update hit the Play Store with an all-new, Holo-fied look and overall sleeker appearance. But, that update also brought some annoyances, as well as its fair share of bugs. Today, Skype has released another update that should fix at least some of those issues.

Of the quirks that came along with the Skype 4.0, the difficult process to sign out was among the most frustrating. Instead of having the option to sign out in an easy-to-find location, it was buried several menus deep. Understandably, most users didn't like this and (naturally) complained about it. That issue has now been corrected with the most recent update, as the option so sign out can now be found in the menu of the recent, favorites, people, and profile screens. See? A little complaining does go a long way!

Aside from that, a handful of other bugs have been quashed, making this a fairly significant post-update update:

  • We addressed a bug that was not allowing users to go online or make/receive calls if their status was last set to offline in version 3.2 before upgrading to version 4.0.
  • Enabled video for devices that could previously make video calls in version 3.2.
  • Improved dialog translations for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.

The update isn't live just yet, but it should be hitting the Play Store sometime today.

Skype Blog

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Ryuuie

    The last time I installed Skype on my phone, it completely broke the MSN-Skype merge Microsoft forced upon everyone that's not in India or China.

    Has this been fixed any?

  • Matthew Fry

    Wish Google listened to complaints...

    • TornZero

      Wish Facebook and Twitter did, especially.

  • Dan

    I wonder if it still forces the Skype icon on the notification bar whenever it's online.

    • andy_o

      Over at the Verge they said you can now, but I'd worry about Skype not using Google's cloud messaging (push) so if it gets pushed out of RAM you will lose notifications if you don't enable foreground persistence.

    • andy_o

      OK I just updated and I don't know what the person at The Verge who wrote that was smoking when he said you could "remove the persistent Skype notification from the status bar". Apparently he must have meant by completely signing out and closing the app, so, big fucking DUH.

  • Nasko Hristov

    Tablets not recieving update. *facepalm* But at least they added sign out button.

  • Christopher Mason

    The new ui is not for tablets. They stay on version 3.

    • Nasko Hristov

      For now.

    • valapsp

      Then can someone pull the apk of the latest version for other's good?

  • Cerberus_tm

    "Enabled video for devices that could previously make video calls in version 3.2."
    Does that mean they deliberately suppress video capabilities on other devices? Why? Can't users decide for themselves whether or not the video runs fluidly enough? We're Androids! We want autonomy! BEEP

  • omiZ

    Still can't even open the app after v4 update. Always getting Force Close on 2.3.6 Android

  • Adnan Farooqui

    The source link to Skype blog actually links back to this post. Might want to change that.

  • M.B

    latest version runs like a dream on my htc one x previous version load time was shocking. Just a tablet version and ill be set.

  • Alina

    I present to you the application Droid Translator Talking Voice Translator for Skype

    Droid is a great application and it solves the problem of communication between people in different languages..

    Download the application from this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiwlab.droidtranslator

  • sam

    still bullax keep signing out I login to Skype and it should run in background on my androidphone instead it logs off fook skype