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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows Phone for some bug fixes

We last saw Skype for Windows Phone get an update back in June so it's nice to see another one being pushed to our devices this week. Such is the case with version 1.3 which has just landed in the Marketplace.

That’s the good news. The bad news is if you are looking for any new features, push notifications, less memory (512MB) to run it for Tango phones, you’ll be slightly disappointed. The official changelog for Skype v1.3 is simply “bug fixes” which is not that exciting.

Still, we suppose fixing bugs in the app is something positive as it means the app and service will hopefully work better (for those of you who have had issues in the past). If any of you notice anything mentionable in the app, hit us up in comments.

Pick up v1.3 of Skype for Windows Phone here in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Via: WindowsPhoneApps.es (QR code after the break)

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

30 Comments
  • Is there any plans to improve the Skype experience for phones that won't receive WP8?
  • Are there*
  • Hard to say and nothing is definitive.
  • Sound like my mom
  • Your mom is always correcting herself?  Multiple personalities are not a laughing matter.  Also, to the dude that corrected himself, there is an EDIT button for a reason ;)
  • Don't where I read that they wanted to integrate it like if skype calls were as normal as phone calls. So skype would run on background and if someone made you a call you'd be able to answer it.
  • Well, that's Windows Phone 8.
  • Yes, that's what you'll see in WP8 but not WP7 since apps don't run in the background.
  • Is you or are you a .......
  • "an" no "a"
  • What's with the freaking grammar trolls on this site. I bet u guys just sit around all day proof reading everyone's comments. Its annoying when u do it to the guys writing the articles and triple annoying when u do it in the comments section. GET A LIFE!!! I bet your wives beat u at home so u come on here and try to nitpick everything so u feel a sense of not sucking a big fat one. Pick through that, bitch. :-P
  • The word is you.
  • Saw that one coming, lol
  • That's what I'm saying.
  • Epic post....And I agree. Its not a matter of not caring about grammar.... when necessary. Its just not that big of a deal when commenting on a website in which the topic is not that big of a deal in the first place. If I catch your intent, mission accomplished.
  • I am not a troll I may be a grammar na**!.  However I  think that for the most part that words should be properly used and spelled  and sentences should not end with a preposition. And generally sentences  using prepositions such as where ...  at and the like are using redundant  words.   Where are you at should be where are you? As a history major and a grammarian of many man years poerhaps longe than you may have been alive I think its important!  If you don't like it tough I am not giving up on proper english!
  • Jaja for what you call yourself you sure spelled a couple words wrong.
  • Just a quick note on the grammar nazis... People, the WP Central community should be proud of the fact that those who clearly try their best, may be using English as their second language. Embrace the contributions of the wider international community and show some diplomacy. Thank you.
  • +1 I wonder how many people who complain about grammar know second language other than those in Latin family.
  • +2 Indeed!
  • I think I am trying to be helpful to those people who are using English as a first or second language should take  cmments from myself in the spirit not as  criticism for the sake of being critical but toi help them learn better English skills.
  • My honest opinion: this is not the place to try to lecture people on proper use of English grammar, many of us try our best to communicate with an idiom which is not ours, and to be called upon, sounds, well, to put it bluntly... petty.
  • Neither is this the place to make horrid errors and get away with it.
  • 1st of all there is no period after an exclamation mark you idiot. Also, if you are going to correct someone else's grammer make sure you PROOF READ your own posts "grammanian".
  • ^^^ This. If you see this jfa1 (as Carlos forgot to hit 'reply to') you should concentrate on your own grammar and spelling first before criticising others, especially as you even failed to spell "comments" and "to" properly ;) you should also learn to structure your sentences better...
  • Speaking of things that grind my gears...the people that comment about a specific post but don't REPLY to that post...that really grinds my gears because they usually make no sense.  And speaking of spelling...why does WPCentral's text box not allow my Spell Checker to work? I think that could be issue #1!
  • this was supposed to be about skype. get back to the topic and give me some info!!!.
  • Aside from the alleged bad grammar, do we know what kind of bug fixes are being addressed? Not having used the application much, I would like to know what to expect. I plan to use it when I travel to communicate with my spouse.
  • It isn't v1.3 but v2... I'm running Skype v2.0.0.0 on my HTC Titan X310e with Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98
  • All this talk about proper grammar, come on, it is a bit ironic that the first line of this article is "It has been a few weeks since we’ve since Skype for Windows Phone get an update." It was mentioned in a comment that if you can get the intent of the grammar then it's fine, ok... but honestly I reread that first line like 5 times or more trying to figure out what the heck was being said.
    I honestly kept thinking I must be reading it wrong and so I kept starting over trying to make it make sense. While I agree that it's not really a big deal at all you also have to say that putting words in front of people "IS" exactly what your schooling in english class was for. So I have to disagree, this is exactly why you went to school and if it isn't then why? Are you honestly trying to say that your english/creative writing teacher didn't ever say "when you eventually get a job where you're having to communicate to others...blah blah blah." You know you did.
    All that said, I'm not very good at english myself so I rarely comment on things like this. The only reason I am now is because of the other comments and the irony in it considering everyone is commenting on another post when the article itself has serious issues. Please don't bash to hard as I'm really not a grammar cop, this was just to odd to not comment.