Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ArmageddonX, Jun 8, 2011.
Will I be able to Skype from my Evo3D?
I don't see why not. E3D has a front facing camera and Skype is free to download on the Market.
Ok, thank you. Sorry; The E3D will be my first Android.
Check out market.android.com - it lets you see what's there and what's not. Even if you don't have an Android phone, yet. Once you do have an Android phone, you can even log in and install apps from the webpage.
You can use Skype, but the Android version does not have video chat
*spits out coffee*
Sorry to burst your bubble. It's been a pretty big deal that they still don't allow it.
Check it out for yourself here, no mention of video call/chat
So I am guessing that there is currently no way for an iPhone 4 user and an Android user to do video chat then?
Why the hell doesn't Skype support video chat on Android but it does on iOS?
There are several apps that allow both OS's to chat with each other
Yahoo Messenger is probably the best example because it has a huge user base already. Off the top of my head there is also Fring and Tango, and I think a few others
I don't know Skype's problem but I'm pretty sure you could ask them
Well then, Skype is worthless. Sorry for misleading you, ArmageddonX.
Skype is a video-chat service... that makes no sense. I believe you, don't get me wrong. I just think that's ridiculous!
I think that Skype video is available on the Verizon network only. I didn't find anything specifically but this is the closest article I could find.
Originally Skype was only on Verizon since then it has been opened up to all Android phones.
There is still a Skype for Verizon app, but it still doesn't list any type of video on the discription in the market. The video chat was supposed to come on the Thunderbolt and didn't.
Probably when it does show up, Verizon will get it first for awhile, but Skype bought Qik awhile back so I think it is only a matter of time before it has Skype built into it's apps which work on most every Android phone.
Microsoft owns skype now. No telling what Bill Gates is thinking right now. Probably wants to beat out Apple.
Uhhhhhhhh, Bill Gates has almost nothing to do with MS anymore.
Also, wasn't there a leaked apk for skype floating around not too long ago that had video chat working?
I forgot about the Microsoft deal. I'm surprised I even know as much about Skype as I do, I've never used it and I don't know anyone who does lol.
I know Skype is wildly popular, but every person I know uses Yahoo IM for any IM or video chat (another reason I don't care so much about gtalk getting it in 2.3.4).
I have a lot of health issues & often Skype is the only way for me to see/talk with my loved ones. I always have a Laptop with me so it's not a big deal. It just would have been icing on the cake.
Dude, Bill Gates is still making key decisions for Microsoft. Microsoft runs through the veins of Bill Gates like Apple runs through the veins of Steve Jobs.
It all comes down to corporate will.
Fring was allowing Skype users to video-chat with each other - I used it last June on the Evo and it worked great. Skype locked them out claiming they didn't want quality issues affecting their brand image - while they ran in circles trying to figure out how to bilk cell phone users by charging them for Skype chat until the penny dropped and they figured out how lame that was.
In addition to the other solutions mentioned above, we can hope for GTalk to expand as Android does - and the solutions mentioned by deltatko are very good.
I'm hoping this one catches on and ends the issue for everyone:
Free Video Chat and Video Conferencing from ooVoo
Well my Wife is getting an Android this November as well... So I want to make sure we will be able to video chat on them. She doesn't like 4.3" phones so maybe she'll get an Evo Shift or maybe the HTC Kingdom if it's out by then.
Regardless, the information here about Video Chat Applications has been most helpful. Thank you all.
Alas, the Evo Shift's one shortcoming is the lack of a front-facing camera. Otherwise a great phone, though.
Note the Shift lacks a front-facing camera. Bummer, because my wife has one. On the plus side - my wife has one! (j/k honey, I know you're reading this!)
(nvm - ninja'd by cobalt! )
Ohh man, thanks for that info. I can't believe I missed that!... Hrmm... I haven't even finished shopping for my phone. I ought not start shopping for my Wife's LOL...
Ha! And by seconds at that! Yep, my wife got one recently, and it's a great phone -- I'm officially jealous of it (I'm still rockin' my Moment), but yeah, we had to decide we could forgo the video chat.
As EarlyMon said, there's oovoo to use. Otherwise, I remember the EVO 4G launched with Qik. At first, I thought it was pretty cool for Sprint to do that to directly compete with Apple and FaceTime. If this is anything to go by, then this may be of use to you: