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Microsoft’s Skype will be available on the new Amazon Fire phone when it ships later this month.

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On the Skype Garage & Updates page it was announced that the popular video phone application will be available on Amazon’s new Fire phone and it will have a slightly different interface to take advantage of the Fire phone’s Dynamic Perspective technology and match the look and feel of the Fire phone interface.

According to the post:

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. 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.

And the post added:

We were committed to make our users’ cross-platform experience better, and will continue to deliver the best experience possible by providing regular updates to Skype for Fire phone over time.

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Obviously it’s a good thing that Microsoft continues to support as many platforms as they can – they are, after all, a software company at heart. And Skype is one of the true gems in Microsoft’s treasure chest so it would be a shame to let it languish on only one or two platforms. Let’s hope the upcoming layoffs at the company don’t hinder advances or slow down innovation.



Guy Wright

Guy Wright has been covering the technology space since the days when computers had cranks and networks were steam powered. He has been a writer and editor for more years then he cares to admit. He has lost count of the number of articles, blogs, reviews, rants and books that he has published over the years, but he hasn’t stopped learning and writing about new things.


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