Skype 1.0.1 for Android

On 2010年11月10日, in soft, by netoearth

Skype 1.0.1 for Android is here.

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone for the feedback given on the initial release of Skype for Android.

With Skype for Android 1.0.1, we focused on the areas we received feedback on from our customers. In short the most important improvements for this release are:

* 320*240 and 240*400 screen resolutions are now supported.
* Hardware back key is now supported.
* Signing out from Skype now exits Skype.
* Reduced power consumption in idle mode.
* Improved login stability and behavior.
* Improved performance with large contact lists.
* Reduced application size.
* General bug fixes.

Start downloading now the updated version of Skype for Android from Android Market or browse from your phone to skype.com/m, you can also see more details on our Skype for Android page. Let us know what you think about this release by visiting our forums.

New screen resolutions supported

We have introduced support for lower screen resolutions used on many popular Android devices, including the HTC Wildfire.

Hardware back key

When sending Skype to background with hardware back key, the Skype user interface process ends, but the library process continues to run in the background. As a result, you’ll still be able to receive incoming calls and IMs. This should help reduce Skype’s battery consumption while it’s in the background.

Signing out now exits Skype

When you sign out from Skype then it now exits the Skype application.

The full release notes for release build 1.0.0.614 are:

Improvements:

* 320*240 and 240*400 screen resolutions are now supported.
* Hardware back key is now supported.
* Reduced power consumption in idle mode.
* Signing out from Skype now exits Skype.
* Improved login stability and behavior.
* Improved performance with large contact lists.
* Reduced application size.
* General bug fixes.

Known issues:

Devices affected Description Current solution
All Android smart phones with firmware 2.0, 2.1 (including 2.1-update-1) Links in Skype.com (retrieving password, buying Skype subscriptions) do not open with native browser User is notified to download and use some other browser (e.g Opera Mini)
Galaxy S 2.1 We do not recommend installing Skype 1.0.1 for Android on this device with Android 2.1 and below. Upgrade to Android OS version 2.2
Samsgung Galaxy Spica I5700 2.1 Switching speakerphone ON does not have an effect None available
Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 2.1, HTC Legend 2.1 Connection is not seamless for these devices. When user has enabled both WiFi and 2G/3G connection, after a while, device switches to 2G/3G, but for other contacts, user appears to be offline as there really isn’t no connection in the device None available
Motorola Milestone 2.0 and 2.1; Motorola Milestone XT720 2.1 In case user receives incoming phone call during Skype call, it may happen that audio is not sent/received during phone call. None available
Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 2.1, LG Aloha 2.1 Skype 1.0.1 for Android performance on these devices may not be optimal for all users. None available
HTC Wildfire When a Skype call is placed on hold, the text ‘Call on Hold’ isn’t displayed as it’s hidden under the End call button. None available
All When selecting contact from Native Address Book in Dial pad view and if you have many contacts in Native Address Book then contacts are synced first and then displayed in alphabetical order None available
All Skype call drops when connection changes from 2G/3G to WiFi. None available
All Call quality depends on the signal strength of Wi-Fi connection and the bandwith of 3G connection If call quality is not optimal, make sure you have good network reception
All Multilined mood message displays square mark in place of line break None available
All In Dial pad view, prefix for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is wrong (shown as +0) User can add those contacts as SkypeOut contacts and start calls from contact profile view or from contextual menu options
All Country prefix is not recognized for British Ocean Territory and Pitcairn None available
All Birthday notification is shown after user logs in User has to log out and in again to receive birthday notifications
All Sometimes US numbers are not recognized and therefore flag is not displayed in Dial Pad view. In addition to this, Dialer does not store outgoing calls to USA and Canada correctly in the Recent destinations in Dial Pad view None available. User can still make calls
All On some devices, radio music is not stopped automatically when Skype calls comes in. Call can be received, but when answering the call, radio music is still played together with call audio. User has to stop radio manually
All Handset vibrate doesn’t work when there is an incoming Skype call. None available
All Back button has a inconsistent behavior when opening phone notifications -> skype event -> chat. If the user then press back button, he/she will exit the client instead of navigating to the tab view.
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