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Start looking for Skype alternatives if you have Windows Phone or older versions of Android

Start looking for Skype alternatives if you have Windows Phone or older versions of AndroidSkype is prepping to move its messaging service forward this fall, but doing so means leaving old phones behind. Soon, certain Windows Phones and Android devices will no longer receive updates for Skype – allowing the service to instead focus on more popular (and recent) operating systems and handsets, the company announced.Specifically, Windows Phones running Windows Phone 8.1 or older will no longer be supported. iOS users will need iOS 8 or later to use Skype, with Android users required to run Android 4.0.3 or later. Skype adds that Android devices need a ARMv7 processor or better to fully utilize its app, though phones with ARMv6 processors can still work – albeit without video functionality.Despite being owned by Microsoft, who are very insistent on you upgrading to Windows 10, Skype did promise that Windows 7, 8, XP, and Vista will still be supported, ensuring that late adopters can still enjoy peer-to-peer video calling.Skype has put up a specific list of requirements to run the service going forward on its support page…

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