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Skype for Android Updated, Brings Portrait Calling For Tablets

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Remember when Skype came to Android? If not, I’ll refresh your memory. It was a rainy Thursday morning on March 25, 2010 and to everyone’s dismay, the app didn’t even support WiFi. It was indeed, a failure. But now, it’s almost two years later and Skype is a much better application, supporting 3G, 4G LTE, and of course, WiFi connections. Today, it has been updated bringing a groundbreaking feature, portrait calling for Android tablets. Hooray.

If you need to go make your dreams of making a call while in portrait come true, go grab the update in Google Play. Enjoy.

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  • The feature I’d really like, is the one that lets me permanently and completely delete a Skype account. I created a second years after forgetting I had ever created a first, and now I have people trying to contact me on two separate accounts. But alas… deleting an account appears to be beyond the capabilities of Skype programmers.

  • I updated the app on my Nexus 7 but it still doesn’t support portrait calling, only works in landscape mode, any ideas on how to get portrait mode working?

  • KHai

    problem is, no one on their support forums called for portrait video.

    we all called for portrait TEXT…..

    great listening there….not.

  • Booyah

    It’s funny that I can now easily tell who wrote which article just by their writing style, without having to look at the header. This has Tim written all over it.

  • Yes, finally.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    “You whippersnappers have got it good. Back in my day, we could only make video calls in landscape orientation.”

    • michael arazan

      Back in my day we didn’t need wifi, that’s the way it was and we liked it.

  • Proofreaders, Inc

    “it didn’t event support WiFi” – drop the “t” off the end of “even”

    …and I totally agree that vanilla Skype was awful =)