Amazon announced the Fire Phone a few weeks back, and is set to hit retail shelves in the next few days in the US. The handset runs on the forked version of Android dubbed as Fire OS.
Recently, Microsoft announced that Skype will be available for the Fire Phone once it launches later this month. The company said it will be “pre-entitled” on the device, which could mean that it will come pre-installed with the Amazon Fire Phone once it launches so users don’t have to search for it in the store.
We’ve been working with Amazon over the last couple of years to bring Skype to its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, and we’re delighted to announce that Skype will be available on Fire phone when it becomes available later this month.
We have enhanced our Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel.
All you have to do is launch the app, sign in with your credentials, and you’re good to get in touch with your friends and family.
This is not the same version as the Android one or the one released for the Kindle tablets, but it’s optimized specifically to work with the Amazon Fire Phone.
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