Skype Coming to Amazon’s Fire Phone

Posted by at 11:57 am on July 22, 2014

Skype today said it is preparing a version of its mobile communications application for Amazon’s Fire Phone.

The Fire Phone runs FireOS, a forked version of Android. The Skype app will launch alongside the phone when it goes on sale. Skype said it designed the app with the Fire Phone’s user interface in mind, including a widget for the Fire carousel, and it will offer an experience that feels natural to Fire Phone owners.

Skype said its 3D icon and notification badge make use of the Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective technology, which provides a 3D-like experience through the use of four user-facing cameras. AT&T will begin selling the Fire Phone later this month.

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