1. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/...pe-for-Android

    "What do I need to start video calling with Skype for Android?

    To make video calls, you will need a supported phone that’s running Android 2.3 OS or above and the latest version of Skype for Android, with a front facing camera and chipset with NEON technology support."

    ***************************************************************************************

    So the above is from the Skype support page for Android.

    Does anyone know what NEON is?

    I couldn't find any references on the forum and a Google search was not helpful.
    07-22-2011 09:55 PM
  2. kirksucks's Avatar
    key things here are "supported phone" and in the verbage it says "..for select android phones"

    I'm not certain the DInc2 is supported yet.

    also, no clue what NEON is or the significance of it.
    07-22-2011 10:11 PM
  3. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Sure, I get the whole "supported phone" thing. But what the heck is NEON? I contacted Skype via email. Customer support isn't any help and when I try to get tech support they tell me Skype doesn't provide support for third party apps or hardware . . . huh? I just asked them to tell me what it is?
    07-22-2011 10:42 PM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Sure, I get the whole "supported phone" thing. But what the heck is NEON? I contacted Skype via email. Customer support isn't any help and when I try to get tech support they tell me Skype doesn't provide support for third party apps or hardware . . . huh? I just asked them to tell me what it is?
    NEON - ARM

    It's a set of instructions for CPU processes. Manufacturers can include them (all do to some extent) and it makes things easier for software to interact with the hardware. The alternative is to optimize software with many different instructions for different cpu architectures.
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    07-22-2011 10:57 PM
  5. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Thanks, much appreciated.
    07-22-2011 11:08 PM
  6. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    [HL]Update from HTC:[/HL]

    I understand you would like to know if the Incredible 2 supports NEON technology. I know how nice it is to add extra features on your device and I will certainly assist. I don't have the specific information you have requested as that would be a developer issue rather than a technical support detail. I can advise you that I know Verizon and Skype are working together to bring Skype video chat to the Thunderbolt, which has similar processing capabilities as your Incredible 2.
    07-23-2011 03:21 PM
  7. kirksucks's Avatar
    Netflix and Skype, dragging ***.
    07-23-2011 03:23 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    The Incredible 2 has the Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, which fully supports multimedia NEON extensions.
    07-23-2011 03:56 PM
  9. woodmaster's Avatar
    Netflix and Skype, dragging ***.
    Netflix from appcat works on Inc2 now and for Skype(with video) Skype 2.0 video chat crack? - xda-developers
    07-24-2011 02:06 AM
  10. crazy_skier's Avatar
    I just tried the skype with video in the link
    above and it seems to work for me!
    07-24-2011 11:41 AM
  11. Saiyajin's Avatar
    Netflix from appcat works on Inc2 now and for Skype(with video) Skype 2.0 video chat crack? - xda-developers
    This link takes you to an XDA page, which points you to another page containing a link for a hacked version of Skype 2.0.0.47. The version number is the same in the market, but this one has been updated, and I've used it dependably for video calls on 3G on my non rooted Inc 2, with the VZW 2.3.3 update.

    Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
    07-24-2011 10:46 PM
  12. crazy_skier's Avatar
    The only thing that I've noticed is it wasn't very loud with call volume on max. Might have been the other persons computer though?
    07-25-2011 10:44 AM
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