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Skype has just released version 3.1 ( of their VoIP and instant messaging software for the Android OS, bringing portrait calling to Android tablets starting today.

In addition to the portrait calling on tablets, the update also brings localization to Portuguese, Norwegian and UK English and some various performance improvements and fixes. Of course, the update also includes the previous fixes and features brought to the Android app.

Skype 3.1 for Android is available to download from the Google Play store. Have you downloaded it yet?

Full release notes for this new version of Skype:

  • It was not possible to answer incoming calls with locked screen on Android 4.1.
  • Skype did work with proximity sensor on Android 4.2.
  • Incoming call screen was not properly aligned on Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
  • Skype occasionally crashed when put to background on Android 4.1 and 4.2.
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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at