Skype for Windows Phone goes Gold, doesn’t like Tango

Skype for Windows Phone goes Gold, doesn’t like TangoThe Skype app for Windows Phone has finally dropped the Beta from its name, and is now known as Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version. Despite the fancy new name, it’s still free to download from the marketplace.

Good news for Windows Phone peeps, but not so much if you’ve got your eye on the imminent Nokia Lumia 610.

Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version introduces a handful of new features and bug fixes, such as video calling in portrait mode and support for 18 different languages.

However, scanning down the ‘Known issues’, it seems that Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version won’t be compatible with Windows Phone Tango.

A note under ‘Device support’ reads: “Your Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory to install and use Skype.” Windows Phone Tango, as you know, will reduce the minimum specs to include 256MB of RAM.

Microsoft recently detailed a number of other limitations of Windows Phone handsets with 256MB of RAM. Bad times.

via: Skype Blog

Read more about: Nokia Lumia 610Windows Phone

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sleeper  Apr. 23, 2012 at 16:06

Not quite correct. If you have a phone which has more that 256MB of RAM you will be able to run Skype even if you have the Tango update.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 23, 2012 at 16:41

MS and Skype are working on a new web-app, also...

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 23, 2012 at 22:20

Not quite correct. If you have a phone which has more that 256MB of RAM you will be able to run Skype even if you have the Tango update.

True that. Admittedly, I keep getting massively confused where Tango is concerned, as I initially assumed it'd only run on the low-end Windows Phone devices. I'm forgetting it'll bring, er, enhanced MMS to the current Mango range too.

To put it another way, I thought they were releasing, say, an Eclair to Mango's Ice Cream Sandwich, if that makes sense.

Looking around the cyberweb, I'm not the only one to have made that mistake. But yes, I am an idiot.

SpeedyG  Apr. 24, 2012 at 12:37

Got it downloaded and is working ok so far.

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