1. Kyle L's Avatar
    Is there a file or apk we can install on our rooted tbolts to get facetime capability or no...just wondering
    10-15-2011 09:09 AM
  2. jd07bos's Avatar
    ....................really?
    10-15-2011 09:40 AM
  3. Kyle L's Avatar
    don't hate bro, i was searching online and i couldn't find much...xda mentioned they thought they could eventually come up with something but that was like a year ago or so...i just simply posed the question, if you dont have info don't respond with sarcasm thanks
    10-15-2011 09:54 AM
  4. Mortiel's Avatar
    Its an Apple brand. Like most things of such, Apple tries to ensure it stays only on Apple products. That and I am not sure its a stand alone app. I think its built into the iOS dialer.

    Have you heard of this app called Skype? Works on Android 2.3 devices with a front camera and iOS for video calling.
    10-15-2011 12:02 PM
  5. dragonsamus's Avatar
    Another suggestion would be Yahoo Messenger, it has video chat. But if you're on GB then don't bother because you can't use the front facing camera. Froyo, then good to go.
    10-15-2011 12:24 PM
  6. Kyle L's Avatar
    I've got Skype installed so I'm good with that and froyo right now thanks, I was just wondering BC I'm sure I'm not the only one with a few friends with an iPhone and just wanted to see if it was possible thanks
    10-15-2011 12:49 PM
  7. wildman's Avatar
    Lets make this easy, Facetime is a dedicated Apple app and the company that supplies the service to Apple does not function with and other devices and unless a method happens to hack the Facetime access service I do not see it happening...

    I used Tango to chat with customers and friends that have iPhone and it worked OK..
    10-15-2011 12:57 PM
  8. virginia noah's Avatar
    Is there a charge for the facetime on my phone? Where or how can I find out?
    01-01-2012 08:01 PM
  9. fatboy97's Avatar
    Is there a charge for the facetime on my phone? Where or how can I find out?
    Answers... purchase an iPhone... Apple app store!!! If you are asking about the Android the answers are... No... Nowhere!!!
    01-01-2012 08:07 PM
  10. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    Or download Tango from the market. Tango is cross platform and allows for video calls with all platforms and works over 3G/4G, not just wifi.
    defcon999 likes this.
    01-02-2012 09:01 AM
  11. a22shady's Avatar
    My Daughter got an Ipod touch so We were talking about this the other day. I would have thought the android phones would have something similiar factory for th phones with front camera's. But basically we just decided to use Skype and it worked, wasn't the greatest video ever but for driving in a car it worked well enough
    01-02-2012 09:46 AM
  12. FrankXS's Avatar
    My Daughter got an Ipod touch so We were talking about this the other day. I would have thought the android phones would have something similiar factory for th phones with front camera's. But basically we just decided to use Skype and it worked, wasn't the greatest video ever but for driving in a car it worked well enough
    Why would limiting yourself to the iPhone's Facetime Wifi-only technology be a good thing? Especially while driving in a car? There are lots of alternatives that can be installed on both Android and iPhone to enable video chat. And most are not limited to Wifi-only. Yes, if you load third party apps you can get the iPhone's Facetime to work over 3G (since there is no VZW 4G iPhone) but if you're gonna load a third party video app, why not make it one that is compatible with video chat to PCs, Laptops, Other Cell phones over a cellular connection? Just my thoughts.

    -Frank
    01-02-2012 10:19 AM
  13. dwall021's Avatar
    Is there a file or apk we can install on our rooted tbolts to get facetime capability or no...just wondering
    The correct answer is...Not yet. Apple stated facetime would be an open standard with public api's but as of today they still havent release them yet. So until then its not possible
    01-02-2012 09:55 PM
  14. theRalph's Avatar
    The correct answer is...Not yet. Apple stated facetime would be an open standard with public api's but as of today they still havent release them yet. So until then its not possible
    ^---That.

    I am surprised more people don't remember that this was supposed to be an open standard.
    01-04-2012 10:07 AM
  15. SolanoGypsy's Avatar
    Try Tango. Works great.
    07-17-2012 07:06 PM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Why would limiting yourself to the iPhone's Facetime Wifi-only technology be a good thing? Especially while driving in a car? There are lots of alternatives that can be installed on both Android and iPhone to enable video chat. And most are not limited to Wifi-only. Yes, if you load third party apps you can get the iPhone's Facetime to work over 3G (since there is no VZW 4G iPhone) but if you're gonna load a third party video app, why not make it one that is compatible with video chat to PCs, Laptops, Other Cell phones over a cellular connection? Just my thoughts.

    -Frank
    I like how people call the front-facing camera on an iPhone "Facetime". That said, iOS 6 is supposed to allow for Facetime over cellular.

    Downloading other apps that allow you to use the front-facing camera over cellular isn't "iPhone's Facetime over 3G". Just saying.

    Skype is the best answer if you need to talk to people on iOS.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    07-17-2012 08:43 PM
  17. beperry1's Avatar
    Google talk has been on every Android device i've ever had. It has video chat. I can't believe we're having this conversation...

    Ouch...it's a Razr, Maxx.
    jackmei2 and Irvgotti like this.
    07-17-2012 10:31 PM
  18. moodyj's Avatar
    FYI - I have HTC One X and skype is really unstable on it. I think when Microsoft bought skype they didn't like Android phones using it as their version of video chat.
    07-19-2012 04:00 PM
  19. edfritz's Avatar
    As of October 2012, Apple has not released their propitiatory and iOS infused Facetime app for Android devices. I would assume that you will never see such an app from Apple...EVER!

    But, Google has incorporated their own 'Facetime' app in the newer versions of their Android OS (Since v. 2.3.4 - announced in April of 2011). This is called Google Talk or just 'Talk' in your app drawer. It is free to use, works just like Facetime but has benefits that Facetime doesn't (or didn't in pre-iOS 6). Here is an excerpt of an article that tells more about it:
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    "...The updated Google Talk will let consumers voice- and video-chat with Google Talk users on Android tablets, as well as on computers using Google Talk with Gmail, over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi connections. Apples FaceTime video chat, in comparison, only works over Wi-Fi connections.

    In addition to being more flexible than Apples option, Google Talk will also overlay text sent via instant messaging on top of your video chat screen, so you can conceivably follow links sent during chats..."
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    You can also turn off the video feature while still in the call and talk voice only and use most of your phone's other functions or apps.

    Unfortunately, if your iPhone friends want to video chat with you, they need to buy an Android phone because Talk and Facetime do not work with each other. Simply put, Steve Jobs would never allow the two to work together. He hated Google and Android to the darkest and deepest pits of his miserable and greedy soul. Thus you have seen Apple's failed attempt to create a better than Google's map/GPS app just to eliminate everything Google on Apple devices. It's a hate thing. You might find some kind of hack or crosstalking app in the future, but as for today, you can only "facetime" with other Apple users and you can "Google Talk" with only Android and Gmail users. If you want to cross platform video chat, then listen to the rest of the advice on this blog about Skype, Tango, Qik, or other third party video chat apps.

    Personally, I prefer to just voice call someone, get the information I called about and then say "Thanks...Bye!". It's usually even quicker than texting and waiting for a text back. For those out-of-town trips away from the wife, I've done the video chat but both of us have agreed that it doesn't improve our communication any. We prefer to just voice chat only now. Other than that, I have no real need to video chat with anyone. But, that's me. I hope this info helps.
    10-13-2012 08:19 PM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    Well, I have been using an app called ooVoo on my computers for years, and now I use it on my Android. Friends or relatives with iPhones use it too and it works great! You can video chat with up to 11 people (12 with you included) at the same time! I stopped using Skype a long time ago and have been very happy with ooVoo.

    Sent from my MB855 (Motorola Photon 4G World Phone) using Android Central Forums
    10-13-2012 09:59 PM
  21. JoshuaVRome's Avatar
    Its an Apple brand. Like most things of such, Apple tries to ensure it stays only on Apple products. That and I am not sure its a stand alone app. I think its built into the iOS dialer.

    Have you heard of this app called Skype? Works on Android 2.3 devices with a front camera and iOS for video calling.
    But you can run a full iphone on android sooo....
    09-03-2016 06:29 PM
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