Skype integrated into Windows Phone 8?
Screenshots leaked on an enthusiast site suggest popular videoconferencing software Skype may be integrated into Microsoft's next-generation OS for smartphones, Windows Phone 8.
The enthusiast site NokiaInnovation.com said Skype integration would be a much-awaited feature for phones running Windows Phone 8.
"(F)rom the images you have the option to answer a Skype call with or without video, you can also initiate Skype chat from the user’s profile, pretty awesome!" it said.
Microsoft officially acquired Skype in October 2011 and had been expected to integrate it into its products.
On the otherhand, NokiaInnovation.com also said Windows Phone 8 may feature a new camera user interface.
It also cited a screenshot that hinted at Nokia Drive 3.0, which will come with "updated traffic report and rerouting."
A separate article on PC World said Microsoft and Nokia have not confirmed any of the details depicted in the screenshots yet.
However, it said developers could learn more at the Windows Phone Developers Summit in San Francisco starting June 20.
"The pressure is on Microsoft to expand its young phone OS and its influence with app developers. The Windows Phone event next week is one week before the Google I/O conference, where Android developers hope to learn more about Android 5.0, dubbed Jelly Bean. Bloggers have theorized that some Android developers might arrive early to see how they can develop apps for Windows Phone as well," it said. — TJD, GMA News
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