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Front facing camera and video chat application

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by nateohio, Jan 7, 2012.

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    Is there a video chat application that works reliably with the bionic and the front facing camera???

    I know that skype is supposedly able to do it, but I have read alot of reviews to the contrary.
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    Although I haven't used it, I've heard that Google Talk works fine.
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    Google Talk will work, but the other party must also have video chat capabilities...

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    I have Tango and it seems to work pretty well, although I don't use it very often.
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    Where can I get google talk? I checked the market on my PC and my bionic with no success in finding it.
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    Talk already comes installed on your phone. Its just called talk, check your ap drawer. I've been using tango and it works beautifully

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    I don't remembet if I downloaded it from the app market or if it was preloaded. Look in your app tray for an app that's labeled as "Talk"!
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    Did you find it Nate?

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    Sure did. I feel like a newb. Been using Android for almost 2 years, never knew that.

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    Talk is pre installed on your phone, and most Android phones. Any one with a gmail account and Web cam can can talk to you with it. We use it all the time. Between our phones, tablets, and computer, it works great I like it allot better than Skype.

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    Have you tried Skype for yourself?

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    Nope. I don't like the user experience on PC's, and I can't imagine it being any better on a phone. But I'm moving up north and my girlfriend is staying here in Texas for a few months so we are trying to figure out the best way for video calling. She doesn't have an FFC right now, but I am thinking about picking her up a bionic off swappa.com
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    Not to be an ass but why not try it for yourself before posting? It's free to download and if it doesn't work then try something else.

    Skype works great for me from my bionic and I use it weekly since I'm away from my family.

    Google chat hasn't worked too well for me. Video is upside down and choppy

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    I remember having the upside down problem when I was first trying the different apps. But it was between my Xoom and PC. Just had to set it up again and problem was solved. I thought picture quality from tango sucked. Skype had just released there Android update to video chat when I was trying them out. at the time it was very buggy. Maybe its better now. Haven't used it since September, and google talk works great so didn't have any need to try again.since they are free try them all see what works best for you.

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    Because i only use apps that work reliably 100% of the time, and there are more than a few bionic users out there that skype doesn't work for.

    Also, I mentioned the fact that I'm not huge fan of skype on PC's.

    And I contribute a hell of alot to these forums and don't spam post. This is a very valid question and seeing as how I have very little experience with video calling, I wanted to get users opinions before I delved into it.

    And if google is developing a video chat function to compete with "facetime", I'd much rather support that so they further development on it.
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    As I first posted google talk works great. I drive a truck and am on the road all the time and use it allot. Never have any problem with it.

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    Thank you for your response, i'm gonna try google talk

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    I used Skype many times and it works well. I found it easy to use and most people has it.

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    I can't seem to make Google Talk work for Video on my Bionic my friend has a front facing camera and he told me that he used Tango but I had seen the video on the bionic webpage showing how to use Gtalk and i just can't seem to make the video part work the chat works fine but nothing happens when I touch the video camera to start video chatting,If anyone has any ideas what I'm doing wrong please feel free to let me know?
    P.S. We both activated the Gtalk and neither of us could make it video chat.
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    Skype works just fine i use it all the time. Early on builds required settings changes, but the latest version of skype (either one) is 100% compatible with video chat on the bionic
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