Nokia today announced a new range of entry level smartphones called Nokia X series. The first batch of devices will be Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL and all these devices will be running on Android AOSP platform. Instead of relying on Google, Nokia is integrating Microsoft’s services into Android platform. It includes Skype, OneDrive, Outlook.com and more. Skype team today detailed their Skype experience on all these devices.
For the Nokia X family, we’ve specifically customized the Skype for Android app to bring you the same, great experience you get on existing Android devices. This means you’ll:
- Reach anyone, anywhere: Skype for Android complements the family of platforms on which you can enjoy Skype. Android users can connect with people they care about most on any device with Skype installed – PCs, Surface, Windows Phone, iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, Xbox Ones, Androids, Macs and even TVs.
- Always be reachable: You can feel confident to leave Skype running in the background as we’ve designed the app to have only a very small impact on battery life. Call waiting is also available for Skype calls, and switching from a Skype call to a phone call is simple.
- Make calls the way you want them: During your Skype call you can now easily navigate from landscape to portrait view and toggle between front and back cameras.
We know that friends and family worldwide aren’t always reachable on Skype, but you can stay in touch by using Skype to call landlines and mobiles at incredibly low rates. In fact, we’re offering a taste of this service through a free first month of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription in select markets, enabling you to enjoy unlimited calls to landlines in 60+ Countries and mobiles in 8 countries with the purchase of a smartphone from the Nokia X family in the following countries: Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.
Source: Skype blog