Just a few days after launching an official voice and video chat for Windows Phone, Skype has released new apps for Android and iOS.

Skype 2.8 for Android is now available from the Google Play Store, while you can grab Skype 4.0 for iPhone or iPad from the App Store.

Skype for iPad

The new Android app features support for video rotation on additional phones and tablets, instant messenger improvements, faster start-up times, and in-app notificatiosn of Skype updates.

But the iPhone and iPad versions get some of the slicker updates, such as:

  • Skype will auto-restart after a crash
  • Users can reposition their own video preview windows
  • Accessibility improvements

Skype also promises some bug fixes in its latest iOS apps, and the iPhone version has a new sign-in screen and updated contact and messages views.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...