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    Does the ffc work in gtalk in this release?
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    Works great for me. Orientation switches between portrait and landscape, which I wasn't really expecting.
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    Yayyyyy! Thanks for the good news!
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    Awesome news thanks.
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    Update: Confirmed. Two of us just got the updates, and made a short video call over 3G. Our connection is through a repeater, so it's a little less solid than direct to a tower.

    Initiating the call was tricky. It took a while before I even saw him online, and we had to try a few times to get the call started. I'm hoping that's more a symptom of the iffy connection than a real issue with Google Talk Videochat.

    Video was grainy but quite acceptable given the connection speed and the teeny camera, and it seemed to switch smoothly between portait and landscape.

    I didn't see a button to switch between front and back cameras, but it used the front-facing camera by default. I'm sure a control existed somewhere; we didn't have time for more than a brief test.
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    Mine worked the first time between phone and a PC, running Wi-Fi so quality was fine.
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    I have the 605.5 but video chats through google talk still do not work for me, nor did they in any of the leaked builds. I am running a stock, unrooted phone. Every time I try and initiate a video chat, when ever the person answers I instantly lose the data connection. Every time.

    If anyone has an advice on what the issue could be, that would be awesome.
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    I'd suggest a factory reset, but since you loaded the leaked builds you've obviously done the equivalent of plenty of factory resets. But if you haven't done a factory reset since going to 605.5 (assuming you loaded it as OTA and didn't load the .5 leak), it might be worth a try.

    Are you trying these chats over the mobile network or over WiFi?

    Have you tried (as unlikely as this is to work) a battery and SIM pull for a few minutes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amartko View Post
    I have the 605.5 but video chats through google talk still do not work for me, nor did they in any of the leaked builds. I am running a stock, unrooted phone. Every time I try and initiate a video chat, when ever the person answers I instantly lose the data connection. Every time.

    If anyone has an advice on what the issue could be, that would be awesome.

    My husband and I are having the same issue. We have done a factory reset and battery/SIM pull. We are attempting the video chats over the mobile network. Not sure why it doesn't work.

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    My wife and I can't initiate a video call. It just keeps ringing and ringing....weird...anyone else figure out a fix. I'm not going to do a factory reset. That's a little over the top and I have never had to do something like that.
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    Not sure what to say about the connecting issues. Retested with my wife this evening. I sent and received calls fine. Incoming calls used my normal ringtone and answered without incident.

    No apparent way to move the preview window or turn it off. I really do not need to see myself, and it blocks a chunk of the remote screen which is annoying. No way to switch cameras so if I want to send high quality video of where I am instead of my ugly mug I have to use skype. Significant delay between send and receive on both sides even on wifi. Felt worse than on 3g, but video quality was better.

    Still, transition from portrait to landscape and back was smooth and seamless. Sound and video were both acceptable if not great.

    It's about the experience you'd expect videoconferencing from a cell phone.

    Videoconferencing. From a CELL PHONE.

    I know in 5 years that concept will be old, but my first computer was a TI 99/4a. Videoconferencing from a wireless phone makes me giddy.
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    PS: you've almost certainly done this, but... Click on yourself in the contact list and ensure that "enable voice and video chat" is clicked.
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    i also have the same issue w/this new update.

    the FFC definitely works, but only if I use wifi

    if im' on 4g or 3g, any attempts to connect via video chat ends up w/the phone losing data connection...

    guess i'll stick w/using skype!
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    I don't know any way to ask this without embarrassing myself, so, here goes...

    What app do I use on GB to initiate G-Talk Video Chat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    I don't know any way to ask this without embarrassing myself, so, here goes...

    What app do I use on GB to initiate G-Talk Video Chat?

    -Frank
    regular Google Talk
    in the window, you see your contacts in individual horizontal bars
    to the right of each contact, you see their status (either: a dot=text ability only, a speaker=can do a voice call, or a video camera with corresponding color==green for active, orange for away, red for busy/away)
    video camera icon=video chat capability
    tap the video camera and it will initiate a video call to that contact

    like mentioned before, make sure you enable--via (computer) settings--"voice & video chat"
    and in (phone) Talk settings you can customize the sound for a video call

    ...and there was much rejoicing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by project.in.process View Post
    regular Google Talk
    in the window, you see your contacts in individual horizontal bars
    to the right of each contact, you see their status (either a dot, a speaker, or a video camera with corresponding color==green for active, orange for away, red for busy/away)
    video camera icon=video chat capability
    tap the video camera and it will initiate a video call to that contact

    like mentioned before, make sure you enable--via (computer) settings--"voice & video chat"
    and in (phone) Talk settings you can customize the sound for a video call

    ...and there was much rejoicing...
    Ah... the "Talk" app. I was looking for "GTalk", "GoogleTalk", or something starting with a G.

    Thanks,

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    Works for me without a problem!
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    Worked great for me. Had about an hour long video chat with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Ah... the "Talk" app. I was looking for "GTalk", "GoogleTalk", or something starting with a G.

    Thanks,

    -Frank
    Note that, inside the Talk app, you also have to click on your own contact entry (top entry, where you'd change your status message and stuff) and make sure you check the box to enable voice and video chat.
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    Just to clarify, do you have to be rooted to use Gtalk?
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixone View Post
    Just to clarify, do you have to be rooted to use Gtalk?
    Thanks.
    no with the last ota. It's good to go
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    Where can I find google talk app? Not finding it in the market.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixone View Post
    Where can I find google talk app? Not finding it in the market.
    Thanks.
    I just asked the same question... Hahahaha...

    It's already on your phone and is called "Talk".

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    LOL. Well don't I feel silly. Thanks for the help.
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    I am also having problems with video in google talk. It will call out and 99% of the time it won't even ring through on the other side. But every now and then it will ring through and if the person answers, it will display garbled mess on the screen with their video in the box. Then it will disconnect after a whort period. Everytime i attempt a call it will then kick me out of google talk and take about a minute to reconnect and log me in.
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