Thursday, December 9, 2010

Skype arrives to Symbian^3, YouTube app gets updated

Two key apps got an updated for Symbian^3 - Skype is now available for Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01 and YouTube has been revamped with better support for the bigger screens and you can now log in with your account.

The new Skype app for Symbian^3
It took a while but Skype for Symbian^3 is now available - it lets you talk and chat over either 3G or Wi-Fi with support for Skype-to-Skype and SkypeOut calls. The app also supports the SILK codec, which allows it to adapt to changing network conditions and provides reportedly better audio quality (check out the samples).
The YouTube app got updated to version 2.4.10, which brings visual changes like better use of bigger screens and smoother transitions between the different screens of the app. Apparently, the video resolution has been increased as well, but there's no confirmation of that by Google (yet).

YouTube for Symbian v2.4.10
Grab the apps from and respectively. You might have to use the phone's native browser so that the sites can properly recognize which phone you're using. Oh, and Symbian^1 users can also update their Skype to enjoy the SILKy voice quality.