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By aoprea, Senior Member on 30th June 2011, 12:17 PM
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The number of devices suported is very limited:
* Google Nexus S
* HTC Desire S
* Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
* Sony Ericsson Xperia pro

Strange decision for skype with only this devices suported ....


Unfortunately video call not suported for my Galaxy S.




http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/06...ew-ui-and-sms/


http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/30/s...re-s-xperia-n/
 
 
30th June 2011, 01:41 PM |#2  
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same here, no video on galaxy s..
anyone knows how it identifies the phone? maybe if you modify it's identifier to nexus s it would work?
30th June 2011, 01:55 PM |#3  
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We need the guys that worked on the Netflix APK to take a look at it. I'd love for this to be on my sensation.
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30th June 2011, 02:40 PM |#4  
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Oddly it doesn't work on the Nexus S 4G.
30th June 2011, 02:42 PM |#5  
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also now has a running service that doesn't let u close the app.
what is with devs that think their app is so great that you shouldn't be allowed to close it and it must remain constantly running?
30th June 2011, 03:50 PM |#6  
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Maybe change ur build.prop, like the nerflix app
30th June 2011, 04:51 PM |#7  
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Please hack this application !!!
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30th June 2011, 05:10 PM |#8  
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could the magic combination be the latest Gingerbread + FFC?

One of the advantages to the latest Ginger, if I recall correctly, was native APIs for a front camera (until now, apps had to be coded for specific camera devices- that's why some video chat apps only supported some hardware).

Are these maybe the only devices running the latest Google update that happen to sport a front camera?
30th June 2011, 05:44 PM |#9  
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Start hacking! From the skype 2 apk:

Code:
{white:[{name:"HTC Saga",                mft:"(?i)HTC",                         
 board:"(?i)saga",    
model:"(?i)HTC saga",       product:"(?i)htc_saga",       
device:"(?i)saga"},{name:"HTC Desire S",            mft:"(?i)HTC",                         
 board:"(?i)saga",    
model:"(?i)HTC Desire S",   product:"(?i)htc_saga",       
device:"(?i)saga"},


{name:"Nexus S",                 mft:"(?i)samsung",                     
 board:"(?i)herring", 
model:"(?i)Nexus S",     
  product:"(?i)soju",           
device:"(?i)crespo"},

{name:"Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo",mft:"(?i)Sony Ericsson",brand:"(?i)SEMC",board:"(?i)unknown", 
model:"(?i)MT15[ai]",       product:"(?i)MT15[ai]_.*",
device:"(?i)MT15[ai]"},{name:"Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro",mft:"(?i)Sony Ericsson",brand:"(?i)SEMC",board:"(?i)unknown", 
model:"(?i)MK16[ai]",       product:"(?i)MK16[ai]_.*",
device:"(?i)MK16[ai]"}]}
30th June 2011, 07:06 PM |#10  
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Where's the .apk? Would love to try this out on my Flyer.
30th June 2011, 07:11 PM |#11  
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Just occurred to me- Nexus S 4G isn't working. Nexus S GSM unlocked is.
Maybe the reason for these specific devices is Skype still has some kind of contract with Verizon for Droid video calling?

I recall Skype video on the Thunderbolt being an exclusive Android offering which VZ apparently paid for. Maybe Skype is allowed to offer Android for other non-US carrier affiliated devices? As far as I know, none of the phones offered are available through a national carrier here, and all have a front facing camera and the latest Gingerbread OS. Maybe I found the pattern?

Anyway, that being said, unlike the thunderbolt version which was heavily tied to that hardware, I bet we can crack this baby open to work on other Ginger devices at least!

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