How to skype with video on XOOM?
Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:41 AM
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.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:44 PM
Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:36 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:26 AM
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).
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.
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.
Below is Nvidia showing their non-NEON video calling working. Once Nvidia releases it; you should have video chat on Tegra 2 tablets.
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