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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HadouGhost, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    simple as the thread title. which video calling app works? I hear stuff about skype or qik or whatever.. i just need one that works. thanks.

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  2. myersjesse

    myersjesse Newbie

    There is a skype app that I downloaded and works very good. I can't remember where I downloaded it though. I will try to find it when I get home.
  3. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    Try out Qik. You might like it, I personally haven't tried any video-calling on the D3, but my friend told me that some of the apps don't work. So I'd just recommend testing a couple of them out. Its all a matter of preference.
  4. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    dont you only get 30 days free with qik??
  5. glennj

    glennj Well-Known Member

  6. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thanks ill have to give it a try.

    do you know if that version or any versin of skype works with the photon or evo 3d?
  7. glennj

    glennj Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that it was a hacked version of the Skype app done specifically for just the Droid3. People were annoyed that the D3 shipped with the front-facing camera but there was no way to really use it for anything much. So, some very bright coder over at XDA solved that little problem for us.

    Susan and I just installed this version, and after enabling the Video Calls option it seems to work just great over 3G. Kind of cool !

    Since we don't have source from the XDA guy, there is no way to be absolutely certain this version has not been hacked in some malicious way as well, but I think that is unlikely.

    I can't say personally anything about the photon or evo3d. I have heard enough to know those are other Android phones, but the Droid3 is my first and only smartphone ever. My older son got an original Droid a year or so ago, and I tried it and thought it was sluggish and the keyboard was not useful, and the virtual keyboard was impossible for me, so I stuck with an old LG VXsomething flip-phone. Then Verizon announced that if I didn't get an unlimited data plan by such and such a date, I would never be able to, and I had to get a smartphone in order to get an unlimited data plan. I got a Thunderbolt and Susan got an X2, but within the 14 days we both upgraded to the newly released Droid3's, for various reasons. No regrets. So, anyway, I'm new to all this. The Droid3 is like a really small laptop, lighter than my Toshiba Portege even, with built-in GPS !
  8. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    haha thats awesome! yeah it really is a small computer!

    fyi, the very small tiny stuckwhite pixel thing isnt really bothering me. its more of the knowledge that bugs me than the actual thing its self. so i feel im going to keep this phone because its a demon i need to conquer.

    as for the video chat app, any word if sky or qik or any app will officially support the D3 in the near future?
  9. jnielsen3

    jnielsen3 Lurker

    Try Tango -- it works on more phones than any other video calling service out there.
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  10. lgobaira

    lgobaira Lurker

    i have used tango on several phones its works pretty well .. give a try
  11. MicroNix

    MicroNix Android Enthusiast

    Tango is reliable and works great across platforms. I can Tango between my D3 and the kids' iPod Touch devices and they love it. QIK FCs on my D3s and haven't tried any of the hacked Skype clients because Tango just works.
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  12. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast

    Tango sucks. Poor video quality and constantly wants to verify my email over n over
  13. Randall@Tango

    Randall@Tango Member

    Hello Shurple,

    We would love to help fix the issue you are experiencing on Tango. Please submit a request for help at Tango Support Center and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

  14. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Android Enthusiast

    I'm using the hacked version of Skype that glennj mentioned, both for Skyping with someone on a PC and someone on another phone w/ a FFC.
  15. Sneeky

    Sneeky Newbie

    Works like a charm guys, dont dread the root, embrace it, this version of skype works great, clarity and resolution is unreal.:)
  16. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    I, too, have to suggest the hacked Skype. Does it even require root? Idk. I got my D3 the day root was obtained for it and never thought twice.
  17. Sneeky

    Sneeky Newbie

    Come to think of it, no it dosnt, its a standard apk. It should install like any other apk unrooted.

    Here's a link to the build i have,
    Skype v11 Apk Android

    I have tested this on my droid 3, its still a wee bit glitchy, but when its working right, video and audio is smooth as glass, needs minor adjustments, if anybody is having issues feel free to PM me, ill make a list of what settings im running and then post them here

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