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#1 Steppenwolf82

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:41 AM

Hey guys,

since some days I have my Motorola Xoom and I like it. Android 3.01 is very fast and stable. The new design brings a lot but the seller told me, that it could skype very easy. First it wasn't easy to find a version of skype to download, because from market I couldn't download it. Now I got such downloadable version and I tried to make a video call and I couldn't get a video screen. Theres no extra funtion for it.

Can someone help me please.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

I successfully downloaded Skype from the App store on my new Asus Transformer. At one point, I found a function to import contacts from Google. I have not been able to find this function again. :angry: How do I get to it?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

So, Skype supports video chat now? I tried on my tablet tablet before but failed, so anyone share some successful experience?

#4 Alb3rt

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:26 AM

Sorry dude, it only supports video for a select list of devices, and not the Dropad. Check the support list on the Market.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

Now I got such downloadable version and I tried to make a video call and I couldn't get a video screen. Theres no extra funtion for it.


Skype video calling does not work on Tegra 2 because it is missing NEON. Skype only released video calling for CPUs that have NEON (ie, like having SSE2 on x86).
https://support.skyp...rstPage=false#1

Also, if you check "video calling is available" section on Market you will see that none of those devices use Tegra 2. All those devices use CPUs that support NEON.
https://market.andro...e=search_result

People will have to push Skype (or Nvidia) to release a non-NEON version of video calling to work on Tegra 2 tablets. Applications or parts of programs that use NEON will never work on Tegra 2!

Back in Jan 2011, Nvidia had created a non-NEON version of video calling for Skype. I believe this is unreleased and not sure the status.
http://www.nectaly.c...ing-for-tegra-2

Below is Nvidia showing their non-NEON video calling working. Once Nvidia releases it; you should have video chat on Tegra 2 tablets.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).