Microsoft announces Skype update optimized for older Android devices

Microsoft today revealed an updated version of Skype that is optimized for older Android devices. The update, which Microsoft says will begin rolling out "in the next few days," is aimed at devices running well on devices with Android versions 4.0.3 through 5.1.

The idea behind this Skype release is reminiscent of Microsoft's efforts with Skype Lite , which it released for the Indian market last year. The update is designed to be "lighter on both disk and memory consumption, allowing for greater speed and better audio and video quality on lower-end Android devices," Microsoft says. You can also expect better performance in areas where your network connection may not be the best.

If you're using an Android device on a version between 4.0.3 and 5.1, then you can expect the update to start rolling out in the coming days. According to Microsoft, the update should be rolled out around the world within the coming weeks. If you can't wait to give it a try, you can test the experience out now by signing up for hte Skype Insider Program.

See at Google Play