Tips Whats the front facing camera for??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamesmckeephx, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. jamesmckeephx

    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member
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    does anybody even use their front facing camera? i thought it was so cool when i bought my Evo but i never use it. I thought i would have Skype but nope not on android. And fring and qik only are like Evo to Evo.. Would be cool if thier were other options. Unless iam missing something? :thinking:
     

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  2. archercc

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    You arent missing something, Skype went exclusive with VZ (which doesnt have a front mounted camera phone) and they blocked Fring from using it. Unfortunately nobody has stepped up to the plate and snatched that market by creating a phone-to-desktop app.
     
  3. jamesmckeephx

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    sucks huh? its just like uh there with no use lol
     
  4. Shawnz

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    Qik when you want to use sign language with a friend with an Evo - lol.

    I'm really surprised that Google hasn't stepped up and got Gtalk's video chat client up and running on Android. Phone to Phone, Phone to PC, whatever!
     
  5. jamesmckeephx

    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member
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    i really wish there was somthing. phone to desktop would be awesome so i could chat with my bro in iraq
     
  6. baldandtopless

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    i use imovicha for phone to pc.. its free and it works great
     
  7. zcarman

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    I've taken some great facebook shots of me and my kid, much easier than using the little mirror or hoping you get it aimed right and have your finger on the shutter control...
     
  8. SteveChiller

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    I'm always taking selfpics. :)
     
  9. tjwoo

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    i was working on my jeep, and there was a tight space that i needed to see to place my ratchet. For the life of me, I couldn't see anything twisting and turning my head while still on the ground. So i took out my Evo, whipped on the front facing camera, and like magic, I was seeing.
     
  10. Ramzes13

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    ...same here, works well for what it is
     
  11. boriqua2000

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    google to google wheather it be phone or PC would be nice.
     
  12. heavychevy

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    I've practices a few chats with my wife's epic on Qik. Going to put them to use in a couple of weeks when I go out of town.
     
  13. sleky

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    +1 for phone to computer (even if it is just on Googles network!!) =]
     
  14. jamesmckeephx

    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member
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    ive tried it like 10 times and no luck : ( cant even log in.. and tons of bad reviews
     
  15. unknown_soldier

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    Is there anyone who lived in Europe here? Just asking because a few years ago I got the European version of the Samsung Blackjack. One of the selling points was the front camera that enabled mobile-to-mobile video chat over 3g to any other phone with a front facing camera. So guess what. I showed all of my friends that I could do video calls with my cell phone. After the novelty wore off, that was that. Video chat, imo, is a gimmick to move units. It's a great idea, but its unreliable and crappy in practice.
     
  16. Drew5150

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    yeah, no one needs to look at me while i talk to them through my phone. useless hardware to me.. lol

    i get some people want it though..
     
  17. Thefoodman52

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    Well, my friend (just got out of boot camp) is in his A school right now, and he's allowed to have his phone at the end of the day and whatnot. He's getting an iPhone 4 (parents bought it for him when it came out, but he was in boot camp still.) and that's got a camera on it, useful for catching up on things when you're talking to someone. I know, I know, talking does just the same, but if you have some actual face-to-face conversation happening, it's a little different. Kind of like how people fight left and right across the internet, but if they're facing each other it usually just turns into squabling and they might just end up friends or something. Different interactions, different reactions.
     
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