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Microsoft Adds Android N Support to Skype for Android

Update 7.14 for Skype for Android means the app now supports Google’s most recent software release, Android 7.0 Nougat. The new update also adds cross-platform contact suggestions.

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The Skype UWP app for is out in the wild now. However, is making sure it keeps up support for the service on other platforms too. The company has been paying particular attention to recently. The latest update for the service is interesting because it adds support for Android N.

Android N (Android 7.0 or Android Nougat) has recently been rolled out by . It is the latest full build release of the company's market leading mobile OS. Microsoft is among the biggest Android developers these days, so it makes sense to keep for Android up to date. It is also good for customers to see Microsoft support new builds quickly.

As well as introducing support for Android N, there are some features added to version 7.14. For example, Skype for Android users can now see contacts suggested from other Skype apps. This brings full cross-platform contact management to the app.

Here are the full changes listed in update 7.14, which is available at the Google Play Store:

  • You can now run Skype on Android N!
  • Suggested contacts from other Skype apps are now shown in Skype for Android
  • Fixed user-reported issue, where incoming 2nd call didn't ring
  • Fixed user-reported crash in the Unanswered Call UI, on some ASUS devices on Android 4.x
  • UI optimizations and fixes, when recording video messages on Samsung devices.

Recent Android Enhancements

As mentioned, Microsoft has been showing Android Skype users some love recently. Just a week ago, the company updated the service with bug fixes and new bot support. Two new bots were added to the app in the release.

Microsoft now has its hands full with Skype. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app means a uniformed Skype experience across Windows 10. The service is also going strong on 's iOS, and recently Microsoft launched a new Skype for Linux Alpha experience. The company also recently brought Android N support to Intune.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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