Lighting Up Skype on Android for Amazon Fire
As you know, we’re committed to delivering the best possible Skype experience across any platform – bringing you closer to the people you care about most. Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes. And today we’re excited to add another platform to our roster: Amazon’s Fire phone!
We’ve been working with Amazon over the last couple of years to bring Skype to its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, and we’re delighted to announce that Skype will be available on Fire phone when it becomes available later this month.
We have enhanced our Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel. Through a widget that is visible from Fire’s Carousel, users can easily see their chats and notifications at a glance, without having to launch the Skype app and open chats with a one-click action. Finally, the customized Skype 3D icon and notification badge show Skype’s use of Fire phone’s innovative Dynamic Perspective technology.
Skype is pre-entitled on the Amazon Fire Phone, which means that you won’t have to search for your favorite app to stay in touch whenever you’re apart. Simply tap the Skype icon in your app list, sign in, and you’re ready to go!
We were committed to make our users’ cross-platform experience better, and will continue to deliver the best experience possible by providing regular updates to Skype for Fire phone over time.