- 07-19-2010, 10:52 PM #2
- 07-19-2010, 11:12 PM #3
- 07-20-2010, 12:07 AM #4
- 07-20-2010, 12:46 AM #5
my uncle has an evo
i think my biggest issue now isnt so much mobile to mobile. its mobile to pc. no one i know who i would want to video chat with has a EVO
so losing skype on fring was a deal breaker for me. Now i have a front facing camera that doesnt do anything. I think im just frustrated with the big things EVO had over the comp coming in. Now a couple weeks iwth the device i find myself just more into android itself than the device. The hdmi is crippled (compared to other devices) the fps cap (choppy ui) and im not sure 4g will even benefit me if it will just drain my battery. whereas i can just stay on tmobile and get hdspa without battery drain
- 07-20-2010, 01:44 AM #7
My entire contact list in Fring disappeared after the Skype add on got removed. And when I try to add a contact using my address book, none of the people show up as having Fring, even though I know they do have Fring (same people I used to call on Fring before the Skype add on disappeared).
If there really is a way to do fring to fring video calls, I would love to know how. The video quality on Qik sucks.
Speaking of Qik, one of the "premium" options that supposedly costs $5 per month is better video quality. And with the 'premium" features supposedly being on a free trial right now, we should be able to get that high video quality, right? Anyone know how to do it?
- 07-20-2010, 02:31 AM #9
- 07-20-2010, 03:15 AM #10
I would have to agree that I miss the evo to desktop video calling. However, I do not mind using qik. It's kinda like a walkie talkie with video cuz you have to push the talk button. I like the layout of it because the image is bigger. I just wish qik gets rid of the talk button.
As for the better quality video, I have not seen it, unless the quality we are getting is the best quality. dun dun dun....yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g
- 07-20-2010, 03:50 AM #11
- 171 Posts
I think it's so dumb what happened between Fring and Skype...
It happened right after Fring added skype support for the Iphone. I'm surprised no one is blaming the iphone, lol.
- 07-20-2010, 08:44 AM #12
- 07-20-2010, 09:00 AM #13
- 07-20-2010, 04:45 PM #14
- 08-09-2010, 09:41 PM #15
- 08-09-2010, 11:29 PM #16
Fring has better video quality than Qik, IMO. It's not full screen, like Qik but it's a better image. It also appears that a recent update has fixed their audio loop issue. I just fired up a Fring session with my brother and the audio worked great! I think Qik's solution to the audio loop issue was to add the push-to-talk button on one side of the conversation. Don't really care for that but it helps cut down background noise and such. Both seem to work, but until the Android contacts (People) starts supporting Fring and Qik account user ID's, then I don't see how having your phonebook contacts in the apps contact list is of any benefit (for video calling). This actually muddies the waters and as people try to use these apps with the phonebook contacts and can't figure out how to get a video chat session working, it just frustrates people and they end up uninstalling or never using the app again.-Stay thirsty my friends.
- 08-09-2010, 11:33 PM #17-Stay thirsty my friends.
- 08-10-2010, 09:33 AM #18
It's interesting how Evo users boast about the front facing camera, yet, the apps we have to actually use it aren't very good at all.
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- 08-10-2010, 10:34 AM #19
- 2,182 Posts
I quit bragging about it the day it got pulled, because frankly, it's useless now.
Here's hoping Google is looking at getting Google Talk updated to allow it. That would be awesome and stick it to Skype and FaceTime.
- 08-10-2010, 11:04 AM #20
- 292 Posts
- Evo: CM7
I agree. Someone really needs to step up and release a solid video chatting app for Android.
I haven't been very impressed with Fring and/or Qik. Although they do work in a pinch.
Hopefully as more Android phones are released with front facing cameras this will become a real priority.
I also hope the Verizon exclusive Android Skype deal runs out soon and Skype releases a solid Skype app that blows everyone away.
- 08-10-2010, 11:10 AM #21
- 144 Posts
- Myn RLS4/ King CFS 10
Re: Options for video calling
lol. I got four people on fring but none have the evo. still. it is better than nothing. but soon as I got my phone. I saw Skype on fring and the next two days. it was gone. so never really got a chance to use it...never tried qik cause no one I know has an evo.
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- 08-10-2010, 11:13 AM #22
- 2,182 Posts
Honestly, video chatting is USELESS to me unless I can do it from my phone to PC. I mean, my parents, inlaws, sister, etc all have PCs, webcams, and Skype. I'm sure I could convince them to switch to Google Talk if my phone supported it.
Seriously though, a Google Talk with video chat (over 3G to other phones and to PC uses) would really add a feature to Android Phones that would be hard to ignore.
- 08-10-2010, 12:32 PM #23