Microsoft has released updates for two different Android apps, as the company remains very committed to providing its users with full app functionality regardless of the platform they choose.
Today, both Skype and Outlook are getting updates, and in both cases, the new versions come not only with bug fixes and improvements, but also with new features.
First of all, it’s Skype. Last year, Microsoft overhauled Skype to push it from a VoIP client to more of an instant messenger, adding not only a new look, but also a bunch of features that were previously unavailable on mobile devices. Since then, the company has been trying to refine the experience in Skype on both Android and iOS, and this new version does just that.
Skype gets new call options
Now at version 18.104.22.168, Skype for Android comes with improved audio controls which lets users quickly switch between an earpiece, speaker, wired or Bluetooth devices during a call. This is certainly a neat touch that provides users with more control over their calls right within the call UI.
Outlook, on the other hand, has reached version 2.2.102, and the main new thing in this version is a sidebar that provides quick access to all accounts and folders.
At this point, Outlook is one of the best email clients for mobile devices on both Android and iOS, after Microsoft purchase Accompli, the company that developed the app originally called the same.
The acquisition was part of Microsoft’s commitment to mobile apps, and since then, the company has invested aggressively in both Android and iOS, especially given the collapse of its own Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company says it wants users to benefit from the full functionality no matter the platform, and this is why updates are released at such a fast pace.
You can download the latest version of Skype and Outlook for Android using these two links right now.