Skype Video chat on XOOM? Other recommendations? (Skype now compatible w/Xoom)

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  1. Don S

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    So we saw the Google video chat previewed in the teaser videos and at CES on the XOOM. Does anyone know if Skype video chat will be available on the XOOM? I have heard that Skype is working on releasing a Android video chat for Android soon, and I thought I heard it would be on the Motorola Droid Bionic (another Verizon Motorola device). So I was hopeful that it would land on the XOOM as well, but I haven't heard anything.

    If Skype is not available for the XOOM initially, what other video chatting solutions for the XOOM exist that you would recommend - besides the Google video chat. I have never used video chatting before and would be looking for a XOOM ----> Windows desktop PC video chatting experience. So the client used would need to have a Windows client interface as well.

    Lastly, does the Google video chat on a PC (from Gmail) work outside of a Chrome browser? As in , does it work from Firefox or IE as well?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     

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  2. frenzy757

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    use Gtalk video client...

    I use it for IM and will use it for video chat because you can talk with anyone who has Gtalk whether they are on their phone or computer...and yes it works with browsers outside of chrome.
     
  3. Don S

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    Thanks, but again I was looking for a solution other than the Google client if possible. Do you happen to at least know if the Google client will work on IE or Firefox?
     
  4. frenzy757

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    yea I just said it works on browsers outside of Chrome.

    So IE, FF will be able to communicate with you if you are on your PC on chrome....AND it will work with you if you are on your tablet.
     
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    Sorry , missed that part. Great, thanks. That solution then could work for me if there is no Skype mobile video.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. Don S

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    Someone mentioned Tango Video calling the other day. Does anyone know if that is a good video calling app that would work well with the XOOM?
     
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    Will skype video evendtually work on the xoom?
     
  9. JediJesus

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    I would think so but I don't know for sure. I'm hoping since Skype bought Qik they will implement it into android.
     
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    Maybe the better for us that people don't know.
     
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    Skype isn't working on Xoom.
     
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    skype chat works on xoom, but no video. I'm going to try Fring.
     
  13. marctronixx

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    try yahoo messenger...
     
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  14. Don S

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    Ooh, good call. I will try that tomorrow. Time for bed now. Too much XOOM time today !
     
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  15. Don S

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    I've heard Fring works, but I am looking for a Tablet to PC client. I don't think Fring, Tango, etc have PC clients yet. Will be trying Yahoo messenger tomorrow though.
     
  16. Don S

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    Looks like Yahoo Messenger is not available for the XOOM. Doesn't show up in the market.

    So, from what I can tell Gtalk is - right now - the only single client to video chat from the XOOM to a PC it seems. I hope other providers update their clients soon.
     
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  17. c1808us

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    ive been using yahoo messenger with video chat on my xoom with no problem
     
  18. PaulG1488

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    Any chance u can pm the apk for the messenger and video plugin thanks in advance
     
  19. c1808us

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    just load into your xoom and it installs on its own
     

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    I installed apks but when I click on messenger it tells me to update it but I can't find it in the market
     
  21. Don S

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    thanks! This didn't work for me though. When I tried opening Yahoo Messenger, it told me that the video addon was not compatible, and that I needed to upgrade to Yahoo mobile 1.10, pointed me to a update, which was then non-existent from the XOOM in the marketplace .. :-(

    Getting a bit frustrated with all this honestly. I wish someone could make a compatible client. I know it's early in Honeycomb and I need to be patient...
     
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  22. marctronixx

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    ^^^cost of being an early adopter.. patience my friend..
     
  23. c1808us

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    just hit the home tab on the tablet and then open the app again it will load up
     
  24. Don S

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    I tried 3 times now, no luck still. Same issue. Saying addon is not compatible. Fails to open.
     
  25. c1808us

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    sorry guys dont know what to tell you i did the same thing on my droid x also
     

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