Skype 2.2 Beta Obervations
I have been using it with the Pocket PC version of Skype on my Orbit without any major problems. The general running of the app is sometimes slow due to its minimum requirement of a 400mhz processor, and the Orbit running at 186mhz as reported my omapclock (or 200mhz as O2 claim -what is the deal with that?). However, audio quality is fine, and calls can be made without problem. In short, it works.
However, I actually noticed a degredation in performance after installing this BETA version until I overclocked my Orbit to 264mhz (again using omapclock). Prior to this, the interface would often hang and stall, resulting in me getting fed up and resetting! It's strange that a version optimised for 200mhz would work at a lower level of performance on 186mhz than something designed for 400mhz.
Another observation is that I can't get audio to route to the ear speaker, only the rear speaker on the telephone...perhaps this issue isn't as model specific as first thought, so let's hope this is addressed.
Have any other O2 XDA Orbit users had similar experiences?