Microsoft has announced that Skype will stop supporting Windows Phone 8 devices in the future. The company also revealed that they will no longer support older versions of Android.
An devices running Android 4.03 and above will continue to receive support from Skype, but older devices will no longer be supported.
Future device and operating system support – The pace of change in our industry means that the devices and operating systems used by the majority of people shifts with time. Our commitment to deliver the best possible cross-platform experiences requires that we continually assess when it’s time to increase our focus on the platforms of the future. Sometimes this means that we must end support for some devices and operating systems.
These decisions are hard to make, but they are necessary as Skype moves forward so we can deliver new experiences on devices that have the capability to support them. As such, we will begin to implement these changes over the coming months. You can check our support site to find out which devices and operating systems Skype will support in the future, but as an example we will continue to support Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista, Yosemite on Mac, iOS 8 and Android 4.03 operating systems.
You can find out more details about Microsoft’s changes to Skype over at their website at the link below.
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