Socl for Windows Phone adds support for low memory devices in latest update

Socl update

Microsoft’s Socl app has just been updated on Windows Phone. Version fixes bugs and adds support for low memory devices. This means Windows Phone 8 devices with 512MB RAM such as the Nokia Lumia 520 and the HTC 8S can now also check out Microsoft’s growing social network.

One major issue we have experienced in the initial version is that some posts we have created did not show up in our timeline. It appears that bug has been fixed in this update.

Overall, we’re still not happy with this app. The video parties section, in particular, is still unusable. Clicking a video forwards you to a page that says:

The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback. Get the latest Flash Player.

Socl is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. Have a look and let us know your experience with it in the comments.

Thanks for the tip, Josh H.!

QR: Socl



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Mavee Shah says:

Thanks alot.... Love you MS just because you are standing side by side of Nokia

simmomelb says:

Great to see the post disappearing bug rectified

The fucking name annoys me socl that shit needs to be changed now change it please social or something better wtf why it even spelled like that Microsoft? Any fucking purpose that irks me to the max socl.....

Call it socialight or something it though that name needs to make sense in my head cause I read it as Socol

Socl is pronounced "social" ;)

I know that's stupid read that crap in description it runs in my head the way its spelled >_

kurotsuki says:

I read it as so-c-l a.k.a so-cee-el hence social :3

Hence not everybody wants to see that crap just give it a better name stupid crap

Forc3 says:

You should actually stfu. Dont like it? Dont use it! No need to terrorize thr whole comment section. I for one like that name.

Eas195 says:

I'd prefer socl too, it's unique name.

Tjalsma says:

Isaiah seems to have some serious anger management issues.

I agree, get over it or develop your own stuff. May be off his meds or something LOL.

eXus#WP says:

Take your pills, dude.

I don't like that it's not a native app. Just poor on their part to do that. It is pretty laggy on my 520.

True it should be native and the name is stupid!

purevibz says:

Dude get over the name cause you don't have to use it.

Sin Ogaris says:

So... You don't like the name? I can't quite tell.

ahmadsamhann says:

same here on 620. dang

astraith says:

What's worse is, you'd think it be a no brianer to make Socl available on EVERY Windows Phone 8. Why are they just now making that move?

SoullessOnyx says:

Its such an unbelievable slow App.

andreirlopes says:

Not trying to be a hipster or something... But Socl is out there for a loooong time and it's been pretty cool since then... Even the name which seems to be a trouble for you all was so cool and funny. You all who are using Socl now just because it came to WP, one wish: DON'T RUIN IT!!!

CobaltDragon says:

Oh my gosh, I love the name. I can't believe no other company thought of that first. That name is just orgasmically good...damn, I just can't get over it

Mykel Wilson says:

My experience with it wasn't too good. I'll try it now and see if it's any better after the update. Oh and I like the name. You don't have to be a genius to know that socl = social.

TLRtheory says:

I guess So.cl is getting better... but the fact that it exists makes me wonder if Microsoft realizes what they're sleeping on or if they know what they're doing.


They have Skype... and Skype still has more registered, active users than another other IM/VoIP service... but it's declining because it's not keeping up with the times. Instead of letting services like iMessage and Google Hangouts eventually surpass Skype, they should update Skype with more modernized social networking features.

Skype already has status updates... so why not create a "news feed" just for people to view and comment on those status updates... and even revise it so that the same file/pictures/video sharing Skype already has can be posted on that news feed.

Then they could even revise Skype for the one thing it's always been the worst at: networking for meeting new people. Where services like Facebook and Google+ help you meet people, Skype pretty much puts you in a position where you have to meet people elsewhere and ask them if they have a Skype account.

I envision a day when I can open my Skype app, swipe to see all my friends' status updates, swipe again to see active conversations/chat rooms (or start a new conversation/chat room), see friend suggestions below my friends... and see Skype serve as the "new medium" for people who feel like they're tired of Facebook... just like Facebook took over when MySpace went to craps.


Drop So.cl... modernize Skype instead.

jaj324 says:

Forget the name, the app sucks.

Eas195 says:

the app is more like web based app... :s

Dave Hong says:

Glad to see them putting updates to Socl - I think the mobile app and site are far along enough that they should market it now? :)