The Skype team at Microsoft has been busy the last few weeks updating the various Skype apps: Windows Phone, Windows 8.1, and Xbox One. Today was the day for the Android version to receive it's turn, version 2.7 is said to improve battery life on smart phones and most tablets on Android. The battery saving measures taken by Skype include disabling instant notifications in group chats by default. This feature can be re-enabled within the settings menu of the application if the user so chooses. Users using Android 4.7 have been relieved of a bug causing a "runaway process when the camera was synced in the background" within this update.
With Skype 4.7 for Android, we are introducing aggressive battery savings that will allow most of our users to leave Skype running without noticeably affecting battery life. It has been a challenging process, because to do this we've had to transform to the way Skype technology works.
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