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Old December 18th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installation/operation of Skype on Nexus 7

Hi!

I am planning to get my 71 year old mother in law a WiFi-only Nexus 7 so she can Skype with my family.

Is installation easy (I heard that I need to get a the Nexus 7 camera launcher app, first?)?

Will launching Skype be as easy as tapping the icon?

Thanks in advance!

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Old December 18th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should be able to go on the Play store and download the app. You shouldn't need a camera launcher for this. And yes, it will be as simple as tapping the icon and signing into a skype account
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It is as easy as Palmtree points out. When you first open the app, you'll get a popup telling you the device isn't supported and that video calling may be unstable, but you can ignore it and it should work fine. It's a little temperamental, but it should work most of the time.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! Is Swype going to be a supported device in the near future (considering the decent sales numbers of the N7)?
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I've just installed Skype on my N7 (v4.2.1) and it installed without warnings and works fine.
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