06-26-2014 04:28 PM
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  1. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    Skype 5.0 has been released for iOS today, and Microsoft has made a big deal about it, but where is our new Skype app? Skype has been pretty bad on Windows Phone for a very long time now. Even the voice-to-video call transfer feature that was meant to come with WP8.1 hasn't been enabled yet. The lack of updates to Skype is really frustrating. I think it has so much potential on WP8.1.
    06-12-2014 08:33 AM
  2. TheJoester09's Avatar
    It's coming soon. Joe Belfiore confirmed this on Twitter. If I had to guess, I would say that it'll be out some time this month.
    06-12-2014 08:37 AM
  3. deadwrong03's Avatar
    I'm thinking around the 23rd or 24th once the launch of 8.1
    06-12-2014 06:45 PM
  4. wp_hero's Avatar
    I hope it'll match the iphone's version or else someone will have a +1 reason to go for an iphone instead wp...
    06-12-2014 06:49 PM
  5. deadwrong03's Avatar
    But from what I've seen of the me iPhone version it looks like the one on our phones now
    06-14-2014 03:32 PM
  6. Cryio's Avatar
    At the very latest at the the end of August
    06-14-2014 03:37 PM
  7. msirapian's Avatar
    Even the voice-to-video call transfer feature that was meant to come with WP8.1 hasn't been enabled yet.
    Maybe because WP8.1 hasn't been released yet? We still have a Dev Preview, even the 630 users have a beta version of Cyan/8.1

    Twitter/Skype/FB should use this pre-8.1 release period to exploit the millions of (free) beta-testers (exactly like Microsoft: they listen, they update Xbox Music, etc. frequently). Because when 8.1 is out, people will rant even stronger.

    This being said, Skype is supposed to be Microsoft, so I can understand one wonders what on earth are they doing? :)
    06-14-2014 04:38 PM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    even the 630 users have a beta version of Cyan/8.1

    Come again, when was this announced?
    06-14-2014 04:44 PM
  9. James8561's Avatar
    I'm thinking around the 23rd or 24th once the launch of 8.1
    yea they must release it by then if they don't want a flood of angry complaints about a non-working Skype button on the call screen.
    06-14-2014 04:48 PM
  10. MameTozhio's Avatar
    Even the voice-to-video call transfer feature that was meant to come with WP8.1 hasn't been enabled yet.
    It works for me, used it the other day.
    06-14-2014 04:48 PM
  11. fardream's Avatar
    Skype 5.0 has been released for iOS today, and Microsoft has made a big deal about it, but where is our new Skype app? Skype has been pretty bad on Windows Phone for a very long time now. Even the voice-to-video call transfer feature that was meant to come with WP8.1 hasn't been enabled yet. The lack of updates to Skype is really frustrating. I think it has so much potential on WP8.1.
    From a team that took more than 3 years to code a week view in calendar, you want fast updates?
    eMike likes this.
    06-14-2014 09:03 PM
  12. AV2RY's Avatar
    From a team that took more than 3 years to code a week view in calendar, you want fast updates?
    they are busy making/updating it for iOS and Android. It's so slow on my 928 8.1. Sometimes when someone calls me and after pressing the Answer button it takes some time just to open Skype
    eMike likes this.
    06-14-2014 09:10 PM
  13. Elitis's Avatar
    Maybe because WP8.1 hasn't been released yet? We still have a Dev Preview, even the 630 users have a beta version of Cyan/8.1

    Twitter/Skype/FB should use this pre-8.1 release period to exploit the millions of (free) beta-testers (exactly like Microsoft: they listen, they update Xbox Music, etc. frequently). Because when 8.1 is out, people will rant even stronger.

    This being said, Skype is supposed to be Microsoft, so I can understand one wonders what on earth are they doing? :)
    Skype is run as an independent business. For all intents and purposes, they do as they please.
    06-14-2014 09:16 PM
  14. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    I dont use Skype much so it doesnt bother me really. But updating ios before wp is plain silly. Why should people adopt wp when even microsoft consider it second?why would developers take it seriously when microsoft apps are first updated on ios and android...i really like the platform but these kind of steps sends out wrong messages
    myoujin and acl14 like this.
    06-14-2014 09:37 PM
  15. msirapian's Avatar
    Come again, when was this announced?
    It wasn't clearly announced BUT there's still missing features in 630

    a) Joe Belfiore stated on twitter "WP8.1 sw is finished for the Lumia phones that started shipping a couple weeks ago.. and we're
    testing the update code now. Fixes ongoing."

    b) Look at this review of the 630 by the trustworthy Steve Litchfield. He says "Windows Phone 8.1 has been covered here in detail a number of times, of course, so it's a known quantity, though the Lumia 630 does have the distinction of being the first smartphone to ship with it on, out of the box, plus, in theory, the first to ship with elements of the Lumia Cyan update, though most modules I looked at were identical to those in my 1020 running Lumia Black and the 8.1 Developer Preview, so I'm sure there are Cyan applications and modules which will arrive in due course in an update." Nokia Lumia 630 review - All About Windows Phone

    c) Ultimately, that WP8.1 roll-out for Benelux that was leaked by evleaks a couple of weeks ago indicated an update for 630 along with the roll-out for older devices.

    I conclude that while 630 is running 8.1, not all the features are enabled (I can't be specific between OS or FW).

    So to answer to your question, no solid proof, but a lot of consistent evidences.
    06-15-2014 05:03 AM
  16. theefman's Avatar
    Doesn't Joe's tweet actually say the OS is finished on shipping phones like the 630? And sites can be wrong so I'm definitely not going to take aawp's word as fact.
    Visa Declined likes this.
    06-16-2014 11:03 PM
  17. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    I only use Skype when I go away on business. Went to use it today and it was just the read-aloud voice reading words to me about ready to get started and using a MS account. When I press sign in it says "sign in"

    What the hell happened?
    06-17-2014 06:04 AM
  18. dKp1977's Avatar
    I only use Skype when I go away on business. Went to use it today and it was just the read-aloud voice reading words to me about ready to get started and using a MS account. When I press sign in it says "sign in"

    What the hell happened?
    Sounds to me like you accidentally enabled the narrator in your ease of access settings.
    06-17-2014 06:20 AM
  19. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    Skype is a battery drainer. I need to use Skype almost 8 hours a day. Since it is a battery hog. I moved to im+ pro with push and 2 Skype account online full time. They Work clever and the battery drain is too low.
    06-17-2014 06:21 AM
  20. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Sounds to me like you accidentally enabled the narrator in your ease of access settings.
    Nope, that was the first thing I checked. It's never been on. It's weird.

    EDIT - I've just switched off the "enable Narrator with Vol Up and Start" and that cleared it. Very weird indeed.
    06-17-2014 06:32 AM
  21. psgenious's Avatar
    Skype is a battery drainer. I need to use Skype almost 8 hours a day. Since it is a battery hog. I moved to im+ pro with push and 2 Skype account online full time. They Work clever and the battery drain is too low.
    can you video call with tha?
    06-17-2014 08:36 AM
  22. crav4speed's Avatar
    Skype 5.0 has been released for iOS today
    And it looks and works exactly like a WP app! Microsoft has the right approach with these Trojan horse apps on other platforms. Offer them the look and feel of Windows Phone and eventually they will switch.
    06-17-2014 08:48 AM
  23. msirapian's Avatar
    Doesn't Joe's tweet actually say the OS is finished on shipping phones like the 630? And sites can be wrong so I'm definitely not going to take aawp's word as fact.
    Nope, I understand the FW to the new devices is now finished and they're testing the update code. I agree though that all of this is unclear, so let's wait & see. But I'm pretty sure that even the 630 will get a newer OS than it has now when we get the real thing on our older devices.
    06-17-2014 12:31 PM
  24. fardream's Avatar
    Skype is run as an independent business. For all intents and purposes, they do as they please.
    As an MSFT shareholder, I felt very disturbed by the fact they bought something without control.
    06-19-2014 08:57 PM
  25. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    Well, we got an update, but I'm not really impressed.
    06-26-2014 04:16 PM
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