Microsoft generates Skype Lite particularly for India
Microsoft is the latest US tech house to help Indians connected with each other. Skype Lite is a latest version of the company’s trendy video and voice-calling app that’s “built in India”. Microsoft unveil disclosed the service on Wednesday at its Future Decoded conference.
Skype Lite functions more like its big brother skype, but it’s intended to work sound on low speed, 2G networks, which are still common in India and several developing nations. It uses less data and battery power than the full fledged app, and at 13MB it’s about a third of the download size.
Microsoft is barely alone in changing its focus to India. Numerous tech companies have made parallel moves in the country. Google, for instance, previous year announced YouTube Go, and Facebook brought out a Lite version of its app.
Microsoft also declared “Project Sangam” at the conference, a LinkedIn-based training plan for India’s low-and semi-skilled workers.
Microsoft has tough competition in India particularly from WhatsApp, which has over 160 million daily active users in India.