/// Skype for Windows Phone No Longer a Beta, but Still Missing Some Key Features
Microsoft is taking the beta tag off its version of Skype for Windows Phone . With the move, Microsoft’s Internet calling service is now no longer as much of a second-class citizen on Microsoft’s own devices. Microsoft completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype last October , but until this February’s Mobile World Congress there wasn’t even a beta version of the software for Windows Phone. As of Sunday, Skype for Windows Phone has earned the official 1.0 moniker . That doesn’t mean that the software is necessarily on par with its Android and iPhone counterparts, however. A key limitation, as noted by the Verge , is that Skype can’t run in the background. So you can’t stay on a call — or even receive one — unless Skype is the application in the foreground of the phone.
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