An update to the Windows Phone 8 OS released by Microsoft back in January removed Skype‘s People Hub integration, which was found to be causing some instability in WP8 devices. At the time, Microsoft said it was only temporary, and that the People Hub integration with the VoIP and messaging platform would return.

As reported by WPCentral, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said in a tweet on Twitter that the update is indeed forthcoming, but didn’t actually say when:

Joe Belfiore, Windows Phone 8 Update, WP8 Upgrade

Skype’s future on the Windows Phone OS is not yet exactly certain, as Microsoft could easily hit the brakes on the People Hub integration and keep the app standalone. The more likely scenario, though, is that it will (eventually) roll out the People Hub integration as planned. Needless to say, there is a definite need for improvement when it comes to the Skype and Windows Phone relationship. Here’s hoping these updates arrive sooner rather than later for Windows Phone and Skype users.

  • Chris Weber

    Hopefully Microsoft gets on the ball with Windows Phone. At the rate they’ve been going it’s not going to be hard even for a crappy OS like BB10 to win in the long run.

  • Bri4772

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I prefer the People Hub integration versus a standalone app and hope it gets released soon.

  • Edward Not From Twilight

    Microsoft needs to step it up. It seems like they’re treating WP as a “secondary” product to everything else.

    • Timmy!


      I usually don’t type in all-caps but I think in this case, it’s acceptable. Microsoft needs to finally — for lack of a better statement — take Windows Phone OUT of beta and put more effort into its marketing and updates and support.

  • I’d rather have them take time on it than release a half-baked product.