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Microsoft has indicated that Skype support for legacy platforms and OSes will be greatly reduced soon. Though they were not so kind as to give a date, they mention October 2016 as a deadline. Skype integration even without video is something I enjoy on my N9. I don't know if it will survive the latest purge.
 

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Microsoft has indicated that Skype support for legacy platforms and OSes will be greatly reduced soon. Though they were not so kind as to give a date, they mention October 2016 as a deadline. Skype integration even without video is something I enjoy on my N9. I don't know if it will survive the latest purge.
what is skype?
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what is skype?
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It is possible to build alternative Skype client with integration similar to Extraplugins accounts UI or Nine2D. The problem is as usual the lack of interest & money. Skype integration was one of the top notch features I was so happy about. What's next? abandoning 2G? changing radio frequencies? Life is so brutal for nostalgic nerds like me
 

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What's next? abandoning 2G?
In the USA AT&T has already depricated 2G and is pushing hard for LTE but at least there is 3G available for my N9.
 

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No alternatives will exist, unfortunate that this is happening. But it was inevitable. I'm sure somebody will talk about a replacement in the next year or so but after this long, nothing has appeared.

I do find it odd that even Windows Phone has been dropped.
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No alternatives will exist, unfortunate that this is happening. But it was inevitable. I'm sure somebody will talk about a replacement in the next year or so but after this long, nothing has appeared.

I do find it odd that even Windows Phone has been dropped.
It seems to me that Microsoft has more or less dropped WP off their plans, nothing new comping up there, not even of their own protocols/applications.
 

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It seems to me that Microsoft has more or less dropped WP off their plans, nothing new comping up there, not even of their own protocols/applications.
It is called "admitting the defeat".
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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
No alternatives will exist, unfortunate that this is happening. But it was inevitable. I'm sure somebody will talk about a replacement in the next year or so but after this long, nothing has appeared.

I do find it odd that even Windows Phone has been dropped.
Skype & Windows Phone have quite a love story. Back during the Lumia 800 times the "official" Skype client didn't support backgrounding (i.e. cannot receive skype calls in other programs).

It never got upgraded.


I wish I could ditch Skype. If only so many academics weren't using it...
 

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Skype & Windows Phone have quite a love story. Back during the Lumia 800 times the "official" Skype client didn't support backgrounding (i.e. cannot receive skype calls in other programs).

It never got upgraded.
Yikes. Funny how I had a Lumia 900 but never used Skype on it. Used it on my N9 instead.

I wish I could ditch Skype. If only so many academics weren't using it...
Weird... most academics I encounter are now using Hangouts first, Slack (text only) and then Skype as a distant third.
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