Microsoft revealed today at their Windows Phone 8 summit that the internet communication tool Skype will be more integrated with the upcoming "Apollo" OS, which releases this fall.
The move was vaguely broadcast by Microsoft's Skype team at D10 at the end of last month, when they revealed that they'd be "doubling down" on Skype for Windows 8 and the new Windows Phone OS. Rumors have persisted since.
The Windows Phone 8 Skype app will provide Nokia devices with improved voice-over-IP (VOIP) support, allowing users to make Skype calls that look, sound and act identical to traditional calls.
With Skype's integration with Windows Phone 8 (mostly) cleared up, the question on everyone's lips is when the Xbox 360 will get the same treatment.
How much longer will we have to wait?
Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft in late 2011, currently boasts around 200 million users, according to the company's own reports.
So it's no wonder that Microsoft is moving toward full integration with all their hardware platforms.