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Skype/Android Update: Secure version hits Marketplace – but users still not happy.

After finding it was possible for third-party apps to access user information through its Android app, Skype have now put up a new version of the chat software to the Marketplace and are urging users to update and protect their valuable data.

Skype says “After a weekend of developing and testing, we have updated a new version of the Skype for Android application onto the Android Market, containing a fix to the vulnerability reported to us on Friday” adding “Please rest assured that we do take your privacy and security very seriously and we sincerely apologise for any concern this issue may have caused”

Despite the efforts to address the potential breach of security to our personal details and the addition of worldwide 3G connectivity, a number of Android/Skype users have already complained about lack of video calling and Bluetooth support, along with no simple way to exit the app and the app not starting at all on some Samsung gadgets such as the Galaxy S.

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