I have always believed that while the OS is highly efficient, and is able to run like butter on a dual, or even single core processor, when it comes to "heavy" apps...the phone would always struggle. Big games, computationally complex, and feature packed apps like Whatsapp and Skype have always been in this area - slow to load, slow to run, and nightmares on the battery.
Skype I said? Well, there was a new update "2.8" promising the world “Improving the start and resume experience has been the main focus of this release”. Hardie-har-har I thought, another promise of grandeur. So now it loads in 2.9 seconds, instead of 3?
I cranked up the store, dug out the update and installed it on my cellular data (oops!). When I opened Skype…a true "halleluiah" moment! It opened like a native app – INSTANLY! This was incredible, the lumbering giant has turned into a speed racer.
While the benefits for Skype itself are numerous (I can answer a call now, before they hang up while its loading!) the implications for the rest of the community are momentous. Apps like Whatsapp now have no excuse for taking ages to load, and destroying the battery – It is simply poor programming. We deserve better!
I tell you friends, the proof of the pudding is in the eating…and this Skype shaped pudding is simply delicious!