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Skype for Android Now Officially Tablet Optimized

This morning, the official Skype for Android application has been updated and optimized for use on Android tablets. They may be a bit late to the party, but as they say, better late than never. Now, when you’re on the go or lounging at home, you can contact your colleagues or loved ones via video chat or Skype’s IM service, all for free. 

Much like Skype for your smartphone, you can also make calls to land lines and mobiles for low rates, which is a plus that some people may need. The UI has been updated to fit any tablet size, which means it will look good on your Nexus 7 all the way up to your Nexus 10. So, go grab the update in Google Play.

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  • Andrex

    I wonder if they also fixed the compatibility issues with the RAZR?

  • Sobr0801

    Awesome, it was also just updated for WP8. Glad Android is getting some love.

  • Adam Cox

    skype hasn’t worked on my xoom since right before JB. I tried to uninstall/re-install and a cant even do that. gives error 42 or something like that.

    tried this morning after i saw this still getting same error.

  • satsmine2k4

    Finally Skype(MS)’s awake…

  • http://www.keithbluhm.com/ Keith

    Love it!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Sweet!

  • KB Smoka

    Any news if they added group video functionality for tablets?

    • Jroc869, Cool story bro

      It said something about that in the video so I think so

      • KB Smoka

        Ha…My bad…i didnt even see the video.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    I think Android if people get with this Android will truly become a force in the tablet space. Now what I really want is a super high res 7″ nexus tablet.

  • New_Guy

    Good, I really hope this is a sign of things to come in the Android tablet optimization landscape. We really need the love.

    • http://twitter.com/gakirby Greg Kirby

      Looks like this may be the start of the Nexus 10 spurring tablet apps!

      • New_Guy

        I really hope so. After spending time with tablet optimized apps like Gmail, Evernote, and OfficeSuite I can really understand why people are so hard up over optimization. I don’t ‘need’ tablet optimization, but damn I like it.

      • lilmoe2002

        i’m pretty darn sure this was in the makes before the nexus 10 was even announced…