Ever since Microsoft purchased Skype last year for a sizable chunk of money, it was hoped that Skype for the Windows Phone platform would be a more integrated and fluid experience, and I am glad to say that it has been quite a decent ride so far. Microsoft intends to make life a whole lot better for everyone with the latest update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, where version 126.96.36.199 is now live in the Store for you to download. This particular update will ensure that the 188.8.131.523 release from weeks ago will have a more fluid performance, and Microsoft will most probably focus on the performance and reliability aspects of the popular VoIP app instead of throwing in more features. All in all, it should be back end stuff that we are talking about here, being transparent to users and yet delivering a better overall experience.
Version 2.1 does not come with a specific changelog at the moment, so any kind of changes made or experienced would just have to be shared verbally or in written form. The app remains designated as a “Preview”, so that means there are still a bunch of issues and tweaks to be made before the entire app is finalized.