Windows 8 reveals Skype Integration
Microsoft announce the expansion of voice over telephony (VoIP) for Windows Phone 8, enabling the integration of Skype into the phone OS in addition to any other 3rd party VoIP application.
Come this autumn users will be able to have Skype as well as any 3rd party VoIP clients fully integrated into the Windows Phone dialler and contacts, giving a near seamless user experience. Background tasks and notifications will be handled by the OS allowing VoIP apps to manage calls across cellular and data connections.
Developers will appreciate the array of new APIs that allow them to “plug in” to the Windows Phone 8 VoIP system while maintaining application and system stability.
Windows 8 will launch later the year with the eagerly awaited Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 as the flagship handsets. Windows 8 will be available on a choice of devices, from Abica, the only directly accredited 4GEE partner on Scotland