Hi everyone !!!!!!!
I have Dell Streak 5 and Skype latest version installed on it, but I cannot use the front-camera of my phone during video-calling through Skype.
Has anyone tried this and got a success in doing so ??? If yes then please let me know how to do it ....
If not then, I will request Skype support team to introduce this issue to the development team of Skype software ............
Waiting for replies as early as possible ....
I have the same experience.
The problem is Android version 2.2 and this seems to be the latest update for Dell Streak 5..... I'm afraid.
The info I got with the latest Skype version for Android, v 22.214.171.124
On Android 2.2 (Froyo), only the back camera will work. This is because only devices running Android OS 2.3 or higher allow apps to access the front facing camera.
If the setting to enable video calling is not available in the Skype Settings on your device that means video calling is not yet supported on your phone.
These handsets already support video calling:
Samsung Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 WIFI
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Verizon
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Sprint
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
HTC Desire S
HTC Incredible S
HTC Desire HD
HTC EVO 4G
HTC EVO 3D
HTC Sensation 4G
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Rest of world)
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (China)
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
The following devices have also been white-listed for video calling in this release:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T-Mobile)
HTC SHOOTER (KDDI)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
Acer Iconia Tablet (A500)
LG Optimus Black LANDSCAPE ONLY
LG Optimus 3D LANDSCAPE ONLY
LG Optimus 2x LANDSCAPE ONLY
Motorola Droid3 LANDSCAPE ONLY
Motorola Bionic LANDSCAPE ONLY
Acer Iconia Smart
14 additional devices whitelisted for video calling.
Video calls now supported in portrait and landscape. Double-tap to zoom.
Revised Recent view - conversations now grouped around your contacts.
Improved support for Bluetooth headsets.
In-client advertising. (Advertising will not be shown to users that have Skype Credit, a Calling or Skype Premium subscription.)
It is possible to edit and delete IM messages.
Skype will no longer restart in the background when you sign out.
By the way,
Dell Streak 5 has the setting to enable video calling in the Skype Settings on your device that means video calling is supported on your phone.
It also means that you can switch it off and use your Dell Streak 5 to make audio calls without being disturbed by video.