How do I make front camera work with it? Can not find way to switch cameras at all. Pretty useless with rear camera.
Also, do I download Skype from Market, or from Skype? I did one from Market, and now my market looks completely different and pushing all kinds of junk I never will need.
Skype only supports front facing cameras on Gingerbread. The bottom line is that Gingerbread has a basic API built-in for accessing the front facing camera which wasn't available in Froyo. From a developer standpoint, you can utilize the front facing camera in earlier Android versions, however you need to code for the proprietary methods used by the manufacturer for each and every phone you want to support. Oovoo works with the Charge. If you want to use Skype, you'll need to wait for the official Gingerbread release.
I was also frustrated by not being able to switch cameras, but I've found the video to be high quality, and look forward to the release of the version which will fully leverage the capability of my Charge. In fact, being able to use the "back" camera was very useful while trying to show my son some yard sale stuff I thought he might be interested in. It saved us some money! I hope the new version offers the option to switch between the front and back cameras, and not just assume we only want to use the front camera. ??? Any idea when the new release is due?
Funny thing is, the Market description for this still shows that with Froyo there is no front view camera, but I confirmed it DOES work. Well, sorta. The quality of sound was so bad that I tried 5 times to have a video conversation and the lag and voice sound was so terrible we gave up. At the time I was connected to my WIFI at home, so connection speed should have been as good as it gets for me.
That may of been an issue with Skype and not the platform. I was using my computer for a skype call yesterday and the quality went to s*^%$# about halfway through the call. Lost the video and sound quality.
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