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  1. pachik

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    Aol mobile has released aim for android.. it is really good.. you can start downloading it from the market for free!
     

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    ive been using ebuddy simply for AIM since i dont use any of the other messaging services, so i'll definitely check this out! thanks! +1
     
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    Wow it's really good. It's about time they released an official one. I love that AIM icon so much lol
     
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    If you download the new AIM beta, it lets you sync AIM for Android and the Windows client with Facebook Chat, so yes, FB chat is now on Android.
     
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    I have the AIM beta... how do you sync it?
     
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    There should be a button above the buddy list, a Facebook Connect one.


    On another note, is anyone else not hearing notifications?
     
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    Thanks, got it figured out! About the volume... did you check the media volume in the sound & display settings?
     
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    I might have to check it out. Although Meebo has worked just fine.
     
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    Does this keep you online?
    Meebo and some others liked to disconnect after a while...
    eBuddy stayed on but it had very annoying advertisements which made me never update my status...

    Hope this is the AIM that i want!
     
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    I got disconnected a few times with this. I liked meebo because it reconnected when i disconnected. Also with AIM it doesn't use the LED notification and when you open AIM through the notification at the top it doesn't go straight to the message.
     
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    Now all we need is an official Yahoo Messenger App...but I DON'T see that happening..too much competition between them and Google..
     
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    so is this thing gonna drain battery like crazy?
     
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    wow i dont like that it's using its own notification sound
     
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    Cool I just wish they made an official yahoo app. I tend to use that more
     
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    Just downloaded this app. Looks great, good feel. Only complaint so far is that it doesn't use the notification led. Also force closed, only did it once, hoping it was a one time thing. We'll see how the battery holds up, and cant get on facebook IM.

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    also can't get it to do ANYTHING when I get an IM... so no way to know unless I randomly check.
     
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    hmmm really. ill check it out
     
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    I have been using facebook chat on my phone for weeks with "Meebo" its just a chat client that will allow you sign into all your chat accounts at once.

    Most of them disconnect while idle to save battery. Thats just how they work.
     
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    its the first version, im sure they will address all of these issues and more in later versions.. for now.. i like the UI better than anything on the market so ill stick with it
     
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    I've been using it most of the day, it's the best aim out. I would like to see LED notifications implemented. And some customizable settings because there aren't really any options.

    For those of you that can't get the facebook im's, here's how:
    To get Facebook Chat working if grayed out: go to aim.com -> click on the "Now in Beta" banner midway down -> select use aim on web -> sign in -> click on the "Facebook chat banner" -> sign in to Facebook -> restart Android Aim on your phone
     
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    You must download the beta version of AIM onto your computer and authorize it there first, then it will show up once you sign in on your droid. http://products.aim.com/beta
     
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    I wish there was an official Windows Live Messenger that was out that worked as well as the computer one. I'm still using the G1/Hero/Whatever's IM client that came stock. It works well.
     
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    my notification sound isnt working with it, i even reinstalled it. the boxes are checked too.

    hopefully they implement video chat into it, so we can turn the phone around and use it as a webcam instead of using qik.
     
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    FB chat has been on Android for a while with other programs.

    Personally I use E buddy, as I can sync to Google Talk, MSN, AIM and FB so I have all the bases covered.
     
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    Yeah same here. And my media volume is turned up too
     
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    Got facebook chat to work, but I can't get this to play a sound, or notify me at all of a new IM still... so until that is fixed this is virtually useless.
     

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