Skype For Windows Phone v2.4 Update Brings HD Video Support
Skype for Windows Phone 8 has received an update today. Now at version 2.4 this popular video calling app update brings 720p HD calls to “higher-end devices,” such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S.
“Lower end handsets” will have to settle for VGA video, though Microsoft says call quality across the board was improved in update 2.4.
We assumed Microsoft were going to send out several updates to bring the application to par with it’s Android and iOS counterparts, given how the Redmond giant now owns Skype. But that wasn’t the case. Updates have been few and far between, with the last one coming in January.
Version 188.8.131.52 of the Skype for Windows Phone application mainly brings People Hub integration. Unfortunately, you have to have installed the Portico update to be able to take full advantage of the People Hub integration. If all is well, you should be able make Skype calls and send messages straight from you contact list.
New features in Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview v2.4
- Higher quality video calling, and up to 720p on supported devices and depending on network conditions
- Video calling in landscape mode
- Ability to switch between front and back cameras on video calls
- Skype contacts are now listed in the People Hub to start a conversation easily
- Option to switch accounts
- Bug fixes
You might have to wait until the update is available your area/region. If the update hasn’t been pushed to your region yet and you are desperate for it, you can always hit the Window Store icon > hit search when in Store > type Skype > Choose Skype and the update should show up.