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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dyezak, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    DO NOT INSTALL TANGO!!! FURTHER TESTING SHOWS SERIOUS BUGS. If you install tango it eats your battery for lunch. Full charge to 15% warning in 90min. If you uninstalled it then it breaks your front facing camera. DO NOT INSTALL!!!

    So I downloaded Tango today, and my brother has tango on his Evo 4g, and I had my girlfriend download Tango on her iPhone 4 (Verizon). This is flawless video chat across platforms and across carriers on both 3g and 4g (tested by me :D). So if you want video chat...get Tango:

    Tango | Free mobile video calls wherever you are

    [EDIT] : DO NOT USE TANGO - This app totally murders your battery. I'll be writing Tango and seeing if I can work with them to get it resolved but Tango destroy's your battery life. If you have Tango installed and bad battery life uninstall Tango and see how things improve.
     



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  2. thebra

    thebra Newbie

    I wouldn't describe it as "flawless". I tested Tango when I first got my phone. I chatted with my wife who was in the same house as me using the same wifi connection and it was pretty bad. YMMV.
     
  3. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    I just got off a 10min video chat with my girlfriend. She was on 3g (iPhone 4) and I was on 4g, neither as good as WIFI, and we had 0 problems. I also tested with my brother, his Evo 4g on 4g and me on 4g, 0 problems.

    I am rooted with a newer Sense 2.0 ROM debloated though.....
     
  4. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just decided to try it again with my GF (again over 3g and crossing platforms to iPhone). It's as good as video chat can be IMHO.
     
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  5. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    Thanks, gonna give it a whirl with a buddy of mine who got the TBolt too.
     
  6. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'll have my GF connect to WIFI and I'll do the same. I wonder if there is an appreciable difference. That's the only connection I haven't tried (well, I haven't tried Ev-Do but I don't think it has the bandwith to carry a video chat).
     
  7. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    I've been itching to try this feature, so even if it isn't as good as Skype will be, it will do fine in its absence. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  8. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Just submitted a information request to Tango to see if they have any plans for either a PC/MAC client or a Web client...
     
  9. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    [EDIT] : DO NOT USE TANGO - This app totally murders your battery. I'll be writing Tango and seeing if I can work with them to get it resolved but Tango destroy's your battery life. If you have Tango installed and bad battery life uninstall Tango and see how things improve.
     
  10. Dobieg

    Dobieg Well-Known Member

    I've been using tango since TB was released. Been chatting with sister who's on her iPod touch. Never had a problem. We talk almost daily.
     
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  11. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Crap, bigger warning!!

    Uninstalling Tango removes part of the required files for proper operation of your front facing camera. So if you uninstalled it your front camera will be broken.... Worse, they do not respond to support requests. So I am on my own trying to figure out how to fix this.
     
  12. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    My FF camera works just fine after un-install.
     
  13. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
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    Re-read. If you UNinstall it breaks your ff camera.
     
  14. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    Was a typo on my part, I meant to type un-install.

    If you read the link I provided above, you will see that I was of the first to announce battery drain with Tango, hence i've since un-installed.
     
  15. Papadroid

    Papadroid Android Expert

    Since you're rooted you can reflash the ROM you're running to restore what ever got screwed up. And you don't even need to wipe data and cache.;)
     
  16. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast

    fring works for me. at first i couldn't switch to my front camera but after emailing the developer, they sent me an APK that worked fine
     
  17. The Absolute

    The Absolute Well-Known Member

    So has the uninstallation of Tango breaking the FF cam been confirmed? I still have it installed but won't use it if it causes battery drain and won't uninstall if it kills the cam...
     
  18. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    I think the OP has issues with his FF cam due to being rooted and maybe something got screwy when he uninstalled Tango

    Like I said, I am not rooted and uninstalled with no issues.
     
  19. kxs783kms

    kxs783kms Member

    Could you kindly post that .apk sir?
     
  20. vzw+google+htc=:)

    vzw+google+htc=:) Android Enthusiast

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  22. Juneau

    Juneau Well-Known Member

    I have had Tango installed since the first week and I have not had what I feel is excessive battery drain. Even after talking with friends using it.

    Thanks for the Fring apk though.
     
  23. wkd1

    wkd1 Member

    Tango's working fine for me. I'm not noticing any additional battery drain. I've only chatted with a buddy on his iPhone 4, and did fine.
     
  24. asthesunsets

    asthesunsets Newbie



    agreed. I've had it since the first day it came out and didnt notice any excessive battery drain.
     

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