Microsoft Is Working On India Specific Skype App That Will Work On Low-Speed 2G And 3G Networks

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In an interview to Indian Express over the last weekend, Skype spokesperson Filipp Seljanko told that Microsoft is planning to release an India-specific version of the Skype app designed to work on the low-speed 2G and 3G mobile phone networks, and on mobile phones with limited processor speeds.

The new Skype application, Seljanko said, was the outcome of research conducted by a Skype team which tested several voice and video-over-internet applications on Indian networks, and found competitors like Viber were providing better service. “India’s 2G and 3G network, as well as the mix of phones in use, pose very specific challenges for us,” Seljanko explained. “The new application will be much lighter than the one now available, and will require far less computation resources and memory”

Source: IndianExpress

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