Microsoft has today released a Lync 2013 app update for Android hardware, enabling tablet support and adding some conversation enhancements. If you're not familiar with the service from Microsoft, Lync is a video, messaging and conferencing platform. Today's announcement is an important step since it shows Microsoft delivering on promises made to further support Google's mobile platform and more form factors.
You may be wondering why the company is building an identical platform to Skype, but Lync is more geared towards business and enterprise. As well as the support for tablets, Microsoft has also included the ability to add participants to an ongoing conversation and to start an ad hoc Group Conversation in the latest release for Android. With Microsoft moving forward with a focus on services, expect to see more cross-platform coverage.
Lync is currently available on Windows 8, Windows Phone, iPad and iPhone, Android smartphones and now Android-powered tablets. Grab the Android version of Lync here in the Google Play Store.
Source: Office Blog