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Skype for Android is up to version three, promising better sound and tablet-friendly menus along with Microsoft account sign-in as Redmond continues to merge user accounts. The claim to improved sound is credible. The variability of Skype's audio makes it hard to pin down, but apparently there's a better audo codec called SILK …

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"all your bass are belong to it"

What happened to catch and release?

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Just updated...

and wishing I hadn't... running on a Nexus 7, it's slower than the previous build, only works in Landscape mode, has crashed twice (on loading) so far... not impressed Microsoft!

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Re: Just updated...

The old one was kind of crap, and didn't use it much. The new one has been un-installed. That was not an update.

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Re: Just updated...

Yup, landscape only... What a superb advance... *rolls eyes*

I haven't tried it in video chat yet, but I bet I can guess what happens... If I hold it landscape, I'm sideways to the other person, if I hold it portrait I look correct to them, but their picture is shown sideways to me.

I'm going to roll my eyes again because I'm going to need the rotational practise soon!

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Re: Just updated... ah, but,

You're holding it wrong....

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Won't even let me log in! Long standing issue on many Android tabs - STILL not solved

Enter user name and password. Skype goes away for a few seconds then says: "Skype has stopped working"

Many, many posts about this but never any solution.

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Re: skype uninstalled

You do realise that unless it's Cyanogen or similar custom firmware without the Google Apps pack instealled then you're just kidding yourself over privacy?

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Re: skype uninstalled

Google Talk is indeed a gem, it's on all Android devices, does voice, video and chat, and can be accessed on pretty much any platform there is.

Sykpe is bad, as it's a Microsoft lock-in, but clearly not as bad as FacePalm which only works on Apple stuff.

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Re: skype uninstalled

It's either open or it is closed, there is no semi-open. It's more like abandonware, they give you the latest release once they're done with it.

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Re: skype uninstalled

How is it a lock-in when it is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Windows Phone and Android?

What platforms is Google Talk available for? quite a few less I would imagine.

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Re: skype uninstalled

Skype also runs on Linux. Google talk is available on Windows, Linux, Mac and ios (all through the browser!) and there are a couple of Windows Phone apps which support it, as well as Android. That's zero le...fewer.

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Echo sound test lady

Ah many times I have rung, maybe she'll go out on a date....

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As far as contacts in my address book goes.. I'm playing with Tango to see if that is a credible alternative for my personal uses.

I'm happy to use my bundled minutes on landline calls. mostly used Skype for free Skype to Skype calls.. Losing Skype kinda fits in with the move to Suse 21.2 as my main o/s - the less redmond the better IMHO, Tango runs nicely on my cyanogen flavour droid as well.

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> Suse 21.2

Houston, we have a time-machine of the non-Apple kind! ;)

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Why bother?

It's not clear to me why MS should even bother to spend money developing free software to run on alien OS's - Android, Linux or Mac. And why upset their WLM user base? But I guess if you pay £5.3bn for something you sort of feel obliged to promote it.

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Re: Why bother?

i'm just steeling myself for when they switch off the linux versions like they did on my 3 Skypephone

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Re: Why bother?

Simple, because that's how you get widespread usage in these multi device times.

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Re: Why bother?

"why MS should even bother to spend money developing free software"

One reason is that they charge for skype <=> conventional phone calls. Very reasonable price. I use it regularly to call my mother in UK from Switzerland - costs <2p /min. I see now it can be just £4/month for unlimited calls on a subscription basis (but a fair usage policy !)

Works fine on Linux - we've got a USB headset that improves the quality a lot

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Eh?

I must have a tin ear, I couldn't tell the difference

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Broken for many

There are huge numbers of "Reviews" in Google Play complaining that this update has broken Skype for them. Bizarrely a number of people are saying they can't get it to work at all now, but have still given it 4 or 5 stars! I can only assume if you have previously reviewed it and then re-review it you are unable to downgrade your rating? Otherwise, people are seemingly saying it's good that it's broken!

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Re: Broken for many

There are a lot of people who seem to find a 5 star rating system difficult to understand. Many's the time I have seen 'Truly awful avoid at all costs - 5*' not just in Google play but on Lovefilm, IMDB etc. Wish they would get it right as it messes the rating up.

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Re: Broken for many

"Paid shills bump up the ratings. They also give fake positive reviews everywhere. Including on this site, most AC's are actually shills, they are usually technically clueless and sometimes use blatant marketroid speak."

Shills! Incentivised by consumerist commentors an amazing, original new concept with many USP's has been fast-tracked for public consumption by Eadon. Expressing core values critical to higher thinking and reflecting upon a re-purposed game time decision, Eadon has diarised his conceptualised thought processes in a single word - Shills.

That'd be more shills than not then. Really?

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Re: Broken for many

"Paid shills bump up the ratings. They also give fake positive reviews everywhere. Including on this site, most AC's are actually shills."

In all of your posts there are about 14 references to 'shill' or 'shills'. Each time it would appear they are used in relation to Microsoft or Microsoft related comments.

You do not berate other companies as you do Microsoft. You realise that others employ shills too don't you?

Anyone would think you have an axe to grind.

AC. Just for fun and so you can accuse me of being a shill too.

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Re: Broken for many

Obligatory XKCD reference:

http://xkcd.com/1098/

Although actually this one is better:

http://xkcd.com/937/

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Push notifications

Does anyone know if support for push notifications/GCM have been implemented in this new version, or does it have to constantly run and stay connected to receive calls? I won't bother if it's the latter...

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Galaxy Nexus

The proximity sensor that turns off the screen when In a call and holding the phone to your ear no longer works on the new version.

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all your bass are belong to it

Sounds a bit fishy to me

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Installed...

...did my usual call to the test service - it carried on ringing even though she was giving me the spiel - then two pings about a second apart indicated that I could talk (and then stop)...

...so no change to it's behaviour from the last year or so - apart from logging in first time which it hasn't done for ages...

...and thus uninstalled (from my Wildfire)

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What am I doing wrong?

It seems OK on my Galaxy S2 (Android) and laptop (Win7).

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