Skype for Android Users Now Need To Upgrade
Skype for Android users need to know that all older versions of the software are being retired and that they need to upgrade to the latest version.
Users of Android 2.2 and below were emailed by Skype who says the change would take place within the next couple of weeks.
The Android mobile operating system is owned by Google and the most recent version of Android is 4.4, known as KitKat. Version 2.2 was available on mobile devices that were on the market about 2 years ago. Unlike Apple, Google devices do not update the firmware beyond a point release – for example, 2.2 may be updated to 2.3.
So bad news for users of Android 2.2 and earlier because they will have to stop using Skype and its apps their mobile devices.
Skype management wrote in the email: “We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, signed into Skype on a phone running the Android 2.2 (or below) operating system. We’re sorry to inform you that we are now retiring all Skype apps that work on these older versions of the Android operating system. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Android 2.2 (or below) phone. If possible, we recommend that you upgrade your phone to a newer version of Android to continue using Skype.”