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Microsoft's GroupMe gets Skype ‘group call’ feature on Android

After years of stagnation, Microsoft has added the ability to create Skype group calls through its GroupMe app.What you need to knowGroupMe on Android now connects to Skype.Groups can now create group calls to Skype without a Skype account.Microsoft is trying to compete against Zoom.Microsoft has effectively ignored its GroupMe chat and messaging client ever since it took over Skype years ago. Despite some essential app updates over the years and Microsoft seemingly having other priorities, the chat service remains popular amongst college kids, especially in the U.S.Some of that may be changing. Microsoft is rolling out an update to the GroupMe client on Android that lets you easily create a Skype group call. While it's not quite a native integration of Skype VOIP, it sure is better than nothing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.The feature is simple enough. At the top of the chat is the Skype logo. Clicking it asks if you would like to create a Skype group call with those …

Android 4.4 Software Updates KitKat arrive for several models of devices

Variousdevices havebeen receivingthe latest updates fromAndroid4.4softwareKitKatin recent weeks. DevicesSamsung(KRX: 005930), HTC (TPE: 2498) andSony(NYSE: SNE) can nowupgrade toany versionofAndroid4.4.3orAndroid4.4.4software.

Many of these devicesare getting theirlastupdate beforeGoogleInc.(NASDAQ: GOOGL) launches newAndroidoperating systemL. It is expectedthat the newsoftwareto be released inNovember andmanufacturers likeHTChave committed tostart updatingtheir deviceswithin 90days of theirinitial release.

Meanwhile,find details aboutthe latestAndroid updatesbelow.To check ifthe device has anAndroid updateavailable, accessSettings> Aboutphone updates> Software.
SamsungGalaxyS5TheXDADevelopersforum memberssay theVerizonGalaxyS5are upgrading toAndroid4.4.4. Sprinthas also hintedthathis modelGalaxyS5soonbe upgraded to Android4.4.4.
SprintGalaxy Note3Samsunghas confirmedthe noteSprintGalaxy3 is nowupdatedtoAndroid4.4.4. The update includessupportHDiconvoiceinternational callaccess,se…
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