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    Question Can the Nexus 7 use Skype with video?

    I have grandkids in far away places who won't listen to my voice for more than a few seconds. Based on experience I'd say it was me, but Skype with video holds their attention. Before I can decide whether or not to buy a Nexus 7, then, I need to know: Can I use Skype with video on the Nexus 7 or will it only be my boring voice that goes through?
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    Default Re: Can the Nexus 7 use Skype with video?

    This shouldn't be a problem as long as you have a good enough connection. I have not used it specifically yet, but have done Skype calls on my phone and had done them on my original N7 with video. Cheers!
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    You should be able to use the new Nexus 7 to Skype. However, there is an issue with Skype with the new Nexus 7 right now. The camera is being "superzoom" when doing Skype video. Basically, the camera on your new Nexus 7 is zoomed in so only part of your face is showing. As far as I know, there is no update/fix for this yet from Skye. You can Google this issue. Many people are reporting this issue.
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    Default Re: Can the Nexus 7 use Skype with video?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Baker1 View Post
    I have grandkids in far away places who won't listen to my voice for more than a few seconds. Based on experience I'd say it was me, but Skype with video holds their attention. Before I can decide whether or not to buy a Nexus 7, then, I need to know: Can I use Skype with video on the Nexus 7 or will it only be my boring voice that goes through?
    You can download Skype for free via the Google Play Store.
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    You also may want to look into a free app called Tango. Just set your house phone number to the tablet when you set it up.
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    Wow, hadn't heard this before. I don't know if the grandkids would really be that interested in a closeup of a wrinkled area of my face. I'll Google this as you suggested. Many thanks!
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    LOL I am sure they would love it. I use Tango for my kids to talk to my mom in Florida all the time.
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    Default Re: Can the Nexus 7 use Skype with video?

    The hangouts app also has video calling, and works well.

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    Just checked it out. Looks good. Thanks!
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    Which Skype do I need? - there are 2 to choose from. Skype - free IM & video calls or Skype WiFi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Woods View Post
    Which Skype do I need? - there are 2 to choose from. Skype - free IM & video calls or Skype WiFi
    The first one.

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