Skype going to end support for Android 2.2 and lower

Skype going to end support for android 2.2 and lower devices. Android devices running 2.2 and lower will unable to sign in and make calls. this is the email i got from skype today.

Skype apps for Android OS 2.2 (or below) are being permanently retired
We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, signed into Skype on a phone running the Android 2.2 (or below) operating system. We’re sorry to inform you that we are now retiring all Skype apps that work on these older versions of the Android operating system. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Android 2.2 (or below) phone. If possible, we recommend that you upgrade your phone to a newer version of Android to continue using Skype.If you’ve been using Skype on a more recent Android device, the above does not apply.You can still stay in touch with friends and family using Skype on your desktop computer, laptop, phone, tablet or even an Xbox One. You can sign into them all using the same Skype account. The latest versions of Skype for all your devices are available at

it seems that skype is continuously discontinuing support for older operating system. before this, they discontinue support for Windows XP Service pack 1 and service pack 2, and now they are going to end support for older Android version.

By the way, may be skype team thinking that older operating system are more vulnerable than new operating system which are less vulnerable.

Tell us about your views about this, and comment if you have an Android Device running 2.2 or lower version.