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By procarion, Member on 26th December 2010, 06:12 PM
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Hello Community,

is it possible to use skype with video on the GalaxyTab?
I read somethin that i would have to cook flash into a custom ROM and such; my english is quite bad and my cooking skills are even worse.

I was hoping you might be able to at least tell me if its possible - and if "yes", how?

Thanks!
Steve.
 
 
26th December 2010, 08:27 PM |#2  
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AFAIK, video on Skype isn't available for any device. Hopefully they'll update it soon for front facing cameras.

Sent from my HTC Desire
26th December 2010, 08:59 PM |#3  
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I Read somewhere that they will be releasing a version VERY soon with this. Perhaps during CES. Hopefully its not just on the Iphooey platform...
27th December 2010, 06:01 AM |#4  
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Why cant you make calls on 3g? only wifi in US.
27th December 2010, 04:23 PM |#5  
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I can make calls anywhere, no problem.
But my parents, sister, step-parents and grandparents do not have video-capable cellphones. Or their contracts do not include a data flatrate which would be necessary for video telephony.

That's why i was trying to use skype.

PS: I found a teaser here.
28th December 2010, 02:13 AM |#6  
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As I mentioned earlier;
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/24/s...ing-to-mobile/
its for the Isheep... but hopefully we might get lucky. Sadly, this will be heavily carrier dependant. As long as they get a version out, I am confident the community here will get a working apk for any platform working and with 3G too.

I currently use Skype that has been hacked to work with 3G data (and even works with EDGE speeds). However, before Skype released their latest version, there were many apks that just didnt work. They either only worked for Skypeout in the US or was setup to work on particular networks. I am a happy camper now though. Just need a video app just like you do.

In the meantime, Tango is brilliant! I love it
29th December 2010, 04:07 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by GANJDROID

AFAIK, video on Skype isn't available for any device. Hopefully they'll update it soon for front facing cameras.

Sent from my HTC Desire

well, I was able to use video calling from Skype from my Touch Pro (upgraded to 6.5)
29th December 2010, 04:33 PM |#8  
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well, I was able to use video calling from Skype from my Touch Pro (upgraded to 6.5)

Probably using Fring?

Regards,

Dave
29th December 2010, 07:24 PM |#9  
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Tango is a great alternative to any other app for face chatting.....granted, the quality of the video could use a bit of an improvement, but overall, best resource out there for us GTab owners
29th December 2010, 07:58 PM |#10  
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Tango is a great alternative to any other app for face chatting.....granted, the quality of the video could use a bit of an improvement, but overall, best resource out there for us GTab owners

The problem with most of these alternative is the lack of desktop clients. When I travel for work, I'd quite like to use the Tab to keep in touch with the family, which really means I need either another Tab, or a desktop client.

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Dave
30th December 2010, 04:55 AM |#11  
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The problem with most of these alternative is the lack of desktop clients. When I travel for work, I'd quite like to use the Tab to keep in touch with the family, which really means I need either another Tab, or a desktop client.

Regards,

Dave

ooVoo seems to have both tab & desktop client. i haven't tried it, because i hate to have to install yet another app to do another function that could have been provided by skype in the first place. maybe it is a good solution for short term until skype comes around and updates their software

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