Microsoft recently optimised its Skype messaging app for devices running Google’s older Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, all the way through to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
As per Microsoft’s blog, the new update has been optimised to use significantly less memory and storage requirements. This improvement also allows for Android phones running on the aforementioned operating systems to have better audio and video quality.
Additionally, the update also provides phones with better performance in areas where mobile connectivity or internet connections are situated in blind spots.
Microsoft’s end game in making Skype more efficient for older Android operating systems is a very practical one; the company knows that many users of its app reside in developing countries, and updating their current phone to a more up-to-date model isn’t always a viable option for them.
Microsoft has already started rolling out the update, and it expects the new and improved app to be available across the globe in the coming weeks.