Microsoft Announces Skype App For Amazon Fire Phone, Includes Customized Skype 3D Icon And Notification Badge

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Skype for Amazon Firephone
Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes. Microsoft has now announced Skype app for Amazon Fire Phone devices. Microsoft Skype team worked with Amazon over the last couple of years to bring Skype to its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, and now for Fire phone.

In addition to all the basic features, Microsoft has enhanced Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel. It will have the following new features,

  • Through a widget that is visible from Fire’s Carousel, users can easily see their chats and notifications at a glance, without having to launch the Skype app and open chats with a one-click action.
  • Finally, the customized Skype 3D icon and notification badge show Skype’s use of Fire phone’s innovative Dynamic Perspective technology.
  • Skype is pre-entitled on the Amazon Fire Phone, which means that you won’t have to search for your favorite app to stay in touch whenever you’re apart. Simply tap the Skype icon in your app list, log in, and you’re ready to go!

Skype team mentioned in their blog post that they are committed to make users’ cross-platform experience better, and they will continue to deliver the best experience possible by providing regular updates to Skype for Fire phone over time.

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  • deathdealer351

    Wish they would give us poor windows 8 and phone users some love. I still cannot send pictures on Skype

    • James

      I would really love Skype to replace Whatsapp. I can’t stand whatsapp anymore.

  • RicardoDawkins

    what a waste of resources. Where is the top end experience for Windows users ?

    • James

      Right, because everyone on the Skype team does one thing at a time? There’s different groups of developers for each OS. Joe already teased that a revamped Skype is coming for 8.1.

      • Jackal

        Oh no doubt that’ll be…’in the coming weeks’.

        Skype on Windows Phone is a steaming pile, and that’s being kind to it. They’re busy giving features to iOS and Android, while completely screwing those who are actually supporting Windows Phone.

        Many people think that the Cortana integration a few weeks ago was in fact the ‘revamped’ version. It wouldn’t surprise.

      • Cryio

        The “teased” Skype has already come. It’s version 2.19. It’s the same thing, it just resumes a whole lot faster now.

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    It’s a good idea that Microsoft is trying to make it’s services front and center of every OS platform; big & small. Just make sure windows user get all great features first.

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    That looks really ugly. Like something from the early 2000s. I definitely prefer the clean minimalist look of Windows Phone. Can’t wait for the new version of Skype that Joe teased before.

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    Skype: designed to work best on every platform… except Windows… and Windows Phone…

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