Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) released the new Skype 3.0 for mobile devices powered by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android operating system.

The new version of the Skype app features a new design for tablets, a better audio quality, and a login capability, which enables users to use the application using their Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) account.

The upgrade provides users with a better experience for consumers who use their tablets to make video and voice calls using Skype.



The Skype 3.0 requires an Android 2.1 or higher to be able to use Skype 3.0.

According to Derek Snyder, head of mobile product marketing of Skype, the upgrade will work on many different Android tablets, including Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the Google Nexus 7, Acer Iconia, Asus Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom and Sony S. The redesigned look and feel of the application looks great on a small or big screen size.

Snyder also boasted the improved audio quality of Skype 3.0. According to him, the app supports SILK- a wideband audio Codec, designed to capture human speech with clarity. According to him, audio Codec matches the speeds of Internet connection to ensure a good audio quality. He is confident that Skype is capable of delivering the best possible audio on every tablet.

Skype enables users to make video calls, send and receive instant messages, share files, pictures, and videos, and to call a mobile phone or a land line in any country worldwide. Consumers can download Skype 3.0 for Android from Google Play.