Skype Fixes Battery Drain Problem with Android App
Published on: 19th Mar 2014
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Microsoft has released an updated Android app for its Skype subsidiary which it said will significantly improve battery performance.
The company said that users can now leave the Skype app running in the background of their smartphone "all day without negatively affecting battery life." The battery life problem has been a major concern for users for some time.
However, in order to do that, they have temporarily turned off instant notification of messages in group chats, although they expect to restore that later.
The upgrade to version 4.7 also fixed a problem in the latest Android OS that caused a runaway process when the camera was synced in the background.
They also fixed issues with tablets that don't have Bluetooth and also now lists Windows Live Messenger contacts in the Skype (default) view, not just the All contacts view.