May 15th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whistler BC and Los Angeles
Device(s): RAZR MAXX HD, Xoom (rooted, Baked Bean 8)
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Video Chat Client Reviews
Seems like nothing works on the Xoom.
Can we start a consolidated review page for the various video chat apps?
I'll start listing what I know, so please correct, update and add.
Yahoo Messenger - although it's shown on AppBrain, the app can't be found in the Marketplace.
GTalk - flat out sucks. Audio feedback means they can't hear you or if you turn the volume down to avoid feedback, you can't hear them. This improved GTalk a/v: used headset or called while Xoom was in its case (go figure); rebooted and optimized DSL modem for better upload speed. Makes it "usable" although a/v is still not as good as Skype on a PC.
Fring - video is inverted. Only mobile to mobile.
Tango - limited devices, only mobile to mobile. Some devices invert video.
Qik - doesn't work on Xoom
Skype - doesn't work on Xoom
Last edited by IHateMyTreo; May 17th, 2011 at 08:28 PM.
Reason: new info added re GTalk