10-07-2010 02:16 AM
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  1. droid man to the rescue's Avatar
    About time working great on Droid x now all I need is netflix

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    10-05-2010 05:14 AM
  2. SeeK's Avatar
    Downloading now, if this finally works I'm gonna be very happy. Like Tychus Findlay would've said... Hell, it's about time.
    10-05-2010 05:26 AM
  3. Goldwinger's Avatar
    About time working great on Droid x now all I need is netflix

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    I'll have to take a look, but my question would be, is it any better than SlideIT?

    I tried the beta version that came on my DX and then found SlideIT. I like SI because of the ease of going to a single tap and then back to a slide type.

    Just curious, especially since we may be seeing BlindType soon.
    10-05-2010 05:27 AM
  4. SeeK's Avatar
    It's working great. I've yet to try calling, but I'm sure that'll work just fine as well. One problem: The app is close to 10MB in size and there's no A2SD. Needs fixing ASAP.
    10-05-2010 06:09 AM
  5. stercast's Avatar
    Goldwinger Skype not swype
    10-05-2010 06:34 AM
  6. technomom's Avatar
    I have a Dinc from Verizon so now I have Skype (Wifi) and Skype Mobile (3G), which is nice, but I wonder why they can't just merge the two.

    Question: Has anyone built a plugin (or whatever) to to Link your Skype contacts together with HTC Sense's "People" app? That would be sweet.
    10-05-2010 06:56 AM
  7. ilyaamex's Avatar
    Well finally.

    Hmmm 10 mb and no option to move to SD. Still no video calls. And regular calls only over wifi? Wtf is this, skype? Enough of your political games, make a real app
    acedanger likes this.
    10-05-2010 07:20 AM
  8. nickneagle's Avatar
    Thank GOD.
    10-05-2010 07:27 AM
  9. SeeK's Avatar
    Question: Has anyone built a plugin (or whatever) to to Link your Skype contacts together with HTC Sense's "People" app? That would be sweet.
    I haven't tried it myself, but the option at the bottom in Settings lets you sync with what the app calls "Android Contacts". Might be the same thing, might not be.

    I have to say though, I'm quite pleased. It sure took a while, but the app is stylish, fast and it's not a noticeable drain on the battery (Nimbuzz uses quite a bit of battery at times). Once they get A2SD and video calling in there, we're all set. Even though I don't have a forward facing camera. xD
    technomom likes this.
    10-05-2010 07:47 AM
  10. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I've been using the beta for quite awhile (which really only did chat), and this app is a huge improvement. Much much much faster at everything.

    Chat still works over 3G...just can't make calls except on wifi. And of course no video calls, which is what I really want **sigh**

    So still no option for video calls from phone to PC, right?
    10-05-2010 08:01 AM
  11. whitenack's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the chat on the app syncs with the app on your desktop? In other words, if a chat starts on your desktop, is the chat updated on your device? That's one thing I really dislike about Google Talk.
    10-05-2010 08:18 AM
  12. ilyaamex's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the chat on the app syncs with the app on your desktop? In other words, if a chat starts on your desktop, is the chat updated on your device? That's one thing I really dislike about Google Talk.
    Yes it does, instantly too
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    10-05-2010 08:23 AM
  13. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the chat on the app syncs with the app on your desktop? In other words, if a chat starts on your desktop, is the chat updated on your device? That's one thing I really dislike about Google Talk.
    Yep. I'm signed into skype on both my laptop on my phone, and the conversations are syncing up (showing up on both).

    Seems to be working fine.
    whitenack likes this.
    10-05-2010 08:29 AM
  14. whitenack's Avatar
    Yep. I'm signed into skype on both my laptop on my phone, and the conversations are syncing up (showing up on both).

    Seems to be working fine.

    YESSSS!!! Awesome! Also, I see on the Skype Market page it says skype to skype calls are available for 3G or wifi, but Phil says wifi only? What gives?
    10-05-2010 08:38 AM
  15. ilyaamex's Avatar
    YESSSS!!! Awesome! Also, I see on the Skype Market page it says skype to skype calls are available for 3G or wifi, but Phil says wifi only? What gives?
    It's wifi only. Won't let me make any skype to skype, as well as skype to phone calls while on 3g
    10-05-2010 08:42 AM
  16. SeeK's Avatar
    No, it's WiFi only in the US. Which is a problem with the US's substandard mobile phone grids, not the Skype app. Or perhaps it's a limitation Skype have been forced to implement so companies like Verizon can make more money somehow, even though that doesn't make sense. Either way, it's only in the US. I can call just fine over 3G.
    10-05-2010 08:46 AM
  17. FractalSphere's Avatar
    Well finally.

    Hmmm 10 mb and no option to move to SD. Still no video calls. And regular calls only over wifi? Wtf is this, skype? Enough of your political games, make a real app
    Exactly this. I won't even bother to download this crippleware until Skype comes out with real video calls over Android.
    ilyaamex likes this.
    10-05-2010 08:52 AM
  18. indianajonze's Avatar
    kind of sucks that now we have to have two separate skype apps on verizon. the one that lets you have 3g calls and now this one that lets you have wifi. talk about cumbersome...
    10-05-2010 09:37 AM
  19. BSG75's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and previously you could ONLY make Skype calls over 3G. WiFi was a no-go. That was a big pain when I was travelling abroad. WiFi calling would have been very handy.

    So now everyone else in the US can do the opposite, right? ONLY WiFi calling, but no 3G calling?

    If I update to the market version of Skype, can I do both on Verizon?
    10-05-2010 09:56 AM
  20. Berry me a G's Avatar
    My understanding BSG75, is that you will have two separate apps. One that works over your 3G verizon plan and one that works thru WIFI only. Kinda weird that they were not just combined to have one app but ...At least we can now skype over wifi.

    And just to be clear, does this new wifi version work just like any skype account over wifi. So when I am abroad, I can skype over wifi just like i can on my laptop with my existing account?
    BSG75 likes this.
    10-05-2010 10:05 AM
  21. whitenack's Avatar
    Does the Skype Icon always stay in the notification tray? I'd like to stay signed in (so I can get IM messages), but I'd rather not have that Icon clogging up my notif. tray.

    EDIT: OK, and it also looks like it doesn't vibrate or make a sound when you get a new IM. Seems like they've got a lot of work to do before this is going to be useful to me. Maybe to others, but not me. Uninstalling.
    10-05-2010 10:46 AM
  22. DesertSilver#AC's Avatar
    Well finally.

    Hmmm 10 mb and no option to move to SD. Still no video calls. And regular calls only over wifi? Wtf is this, skype? Enough of your political games, make a real app
    You really think Skype DOESN'T want you to use their service to make calls from anywhere (away from wifi)? Think about it...does Sprint, Tmobile, AT&T, etc WANT you to not use their minutes to make calls? Verizon has to have some type of deal with Skype to allow calls over 3G.
    10-05-2010 10:50 AM
  23. SeeK's Avatar
    The lack of 3G calling in the US in not Skype's fault. It's a problem with the US' lack of competition regulations that allow companies like Verizon to lock that functionality to a single company. Just like the previous poster states, under normal circumstances Skype as a company would have nothing to gain from not letting you call over 3G. Blame Verizon and move to Europe if it's such a big problem.
    10-05-2010 11:14 AM
  24. ilyaamex's Avatar
    You really think Skype DOESN'T want you to use their service to make calls from anywhere (away from wifi)? Think about it...does Sprint, Tmobile, AT&T, etc WANT you to not use their minutes to make calls? Verizon has to have some type of deal with Skype to allow calls over 3G.
    Exactly. That is what's pissing me off. The big companies (e.g. Verizon) sitting on top of the world, preventing progress(!) just so they can keep sucking money out of us for useless voice plans a bit longer.

    And Skype? Could have just kept doing their thing and providing great service (FUNCTIONAL apps included) instead of sucking onto Verizon's golden tit. I'm just disappointed, they changed their ways of running business.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but for now this is how I see things.
    10-05-2010 11:31 AM
  25. technomom's Avatar
    I haven't tried it myself, but the option at the bottom in Settings lets you sync with what the app calls "Android Contacts". Might be the same thing, might not be.

    I have to say though, I'm quite pleased. It sure took a while, but the app is stylish, fast and it's not a noticeable drain on the battery (Nimbuzz uses quite a bit of battery at times). Once they get A2SD and video calling in there, we're all set. Even though I don't have a forward facing camera. xD
    Thank you. It took me a while to actually find "Settings" (hint: My Info->Menu) From there, it was fairly straightforward to sync. Once it did that, I could indeed "Link" my Skype users with their Android / Google Mail Contact entries. Very nice.
    10-05-2010 11:32 AM
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