General Installation/operation of Skype on Nexus 7

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jimmyf101, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. jimmyf101

    jimmyf101 New Member
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    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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  2. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!
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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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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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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.
     
  4. jimmyf101

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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)?
     
  5. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member
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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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