No video Skype on dual camera Charge?.....

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  1. Tuna61
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    Looked around forums but never found anything addressing this....

    Am I crazy, or does the Charge have a front and rear camera, but still can't video skype?? I have a friend across the country who wanted to try to skype, but when I loaded skype on the phone..it said you have to have software version 2.3.0 or higher to run video. My Charge currently only has 2.2.0.

    Has there been any word of Charge getting the 2.3 update?

    I really like the phone a lot. This is the first bad thing I have run into with the phone so far. (so glad I went 4g, went to NY city last week and it was simply smoking fast. Due to get 4g in my area in Aug..lol, yah I know, maybe next year some time.)

    Any help running video skype will be appreciated.
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    Try tango. I haven't seen it or know for sure it will work with charge but I hear it's a good app.

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    Tanto works between my wife's Charge and my TB.

    Ricks Thunder
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    *Tango*
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    Tango works very well, however, it seems I have to specifically make calls from the Tango app. For some reason, I was thinking I could just call out with the phone dialer and have a video button. But it makes sense that this way doesn't work.
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    Tango is great and Skype owns QIK Video also available on the Market. Both offer live video.
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    I second this question. Tango doesn't work well for me. Is Skype with video for Droid Charge just not an option or is Verizon planning on releasing this option soon???

    thanks!!
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    Not option for now, but Fring works.

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    Skype doesn't work on D3 either....not for FFC. I would agree with Tango. Fringe seems to lag and the quality was far from what I would like to see. Tango is much better IMO.
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    Video Chat with Droid Charge

    I'm having the same issue of finding an app that I can video chat with my wife when I'm on a business trip. She'd be on the home computer with the web cam, which works for Skype, but I can't find any app that allows me to use the front camera on my Charge. Can tango be used by both phone and regular computer for video chats?
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    i am also wondering what else the front facing camera can be used for..not much right now it seems
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    I started using ooVoo. I like the ability to use the back facing camera.
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    GB is in testing for the Charge right now... it is coming, just a matter of when. At which time Skype will work.

    You could always load one of the GB leaks on your device and Skype will work that way :)
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    Skype with video doesn't work for almost all of them. I know my Dinc2 doesn't work.

    I will say Tango works for us. I used it to talk via our ipod touch. It also shows you a list of your contacts with Tango too. That was cool.
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    Well an update to skype will now allow video on the charge....the back camera only!!! What a waste, cant even use the front facing camera since we are still on froyo. They shouldnt have even bothered until they get it right!!

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    You just aren't incredible enough. :D
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    Has anyone tried fring?

    Sent from my SCH-I510
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    That's Samsung's issue, not Skype's. They need to get the GB update out for the Charge (and HTC / Thunderbolt).
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    Yea i know...not sure why it wasnt included in froyo. Considering fring and tango works with the front facing camera, i wouldnt place all the blame on samsung.

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    This whole issue annoys me too. I personally see no point in even having a front facing camera if oh can't video chat... And that was one of the main reasons I purchased the bolt. And what's the point in using Skype with the back camera? You can't see each other. What a waste.

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