Skype updated version 5.5 and 5.6 of its Windows product on Friday to remove Google products from the installer.
The removal of Google’s toolbar from the Skype installer comes shortly after the finalization of Microsoft’s Skype deal on Friday. Microsoft announced earlier today that Skype is now officially part of Microsoft under a new division headed by Skype CEO Tony Bates. Skype announced the changes to its Windows product in the release notes section for Skype 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. The company also addressed some crashes with Microsoft’s Windows 8 developer preview and a memory leak in the Firefox plugin.
Microsoft is now expected to deliver its Windows Phone 7.5 Skype application in the coming weeks. The company previously introduced the Skype app during MIX 2011 earlier this year. Joe Belfiore, who oversees Windows Phone Program Management, introduced a number of new developer related enhancements in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. “We’re excited to see Skype come to the platform this fall when all these additional enhancements are available,” said Belfiore at the time. The application should be one of the first to take advantage of Microsoft’s new forward facing camera support.
Thanks to @databasejase for spotting the Skype update