Skype will be ditching windows 8.1 and older versions of Android in October

Skype has announced that it’s transition from P2P to the cloud will be complete in the next few months and thus, will stop support for windows 8, 8.1 and older versions of Android.

skype to discontinue support for windows and android phones

Wondering why Blackberry isn’t mentioned? That’s because Skype isn’t genuinely available on Blackberry including Blackberry 10. But for the fact that Blackberry 10 phone can work with some Android apps, the device is able to run Skype. However, it’s not clear if after transition is complete, BB10 smartphones will still be able to run latest version of Skype.

Back to the main subject matter, Skype precisely set a month which is in October. However, there isn’t any precise date.

Unfortunately, a recent research by an acclaimed windows phone addict, shows that 89.1% of windows phones are still running windows 8 or 8.1 and only about 10.9% are running windows 10.

Further research also proved that most windows phone users are equipped with phones that can be upgraded to windows 10 but are still stocked with windows 8 and 8.1. Hence, this implies that a huge number of windows phone users will be cut off being able to use the skype service by October except they upgrade to windows 10 mobile OS.


A bit of a good news is the fact that, only Android devices running Android versions lower than 4.0.3 will be affected. But, Android devices running Android version 2.3 to 4.0.3 will still be able to use Skype version 4 but won’t be able to upgrade to Skype version 6.2 which brings about a whole lot of new features.

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