Seriously, I don't mean to be rude, but skype for my android device (Motorola Droid X2) is absolutely ridiculous. It seems that every update, besides making the current bugs worse, brings more bugs.
Let's list the major ones:
-When calling another skype account, if the person does not answer, you the "end call" button does nothing
-Cannot always answer calls from other skype accounts
-When calling other skype accounts at times, it seems like it doesn't know who it's calling because it doesn't even show the name or picture
-Does not usually show when your friends are online or not
-When someone calls me and I answer, the stupid thing continues to ring in my ear after I have answered it, and even after I hang up. The only way to fix this is either restart the phone or end the application.
-When I call someone on skype the sound you hear when ringing the person often continues after they have already answered
-Extremely frequent crashes during use, sometimes even crashes the phone. Crashes also occasionally occur when skype is just running in the background
-When ringing people on skype, they don't always receive the call
-Bluetooth seems to work very intermittently
-Typing freezes up a lot, and causes system keyboard application to frequently crash
-When someone sends me an IM, often I must go out and then back in before it updates the conversation window.
I mean these are issues with basic usage of the thing! I can't even seem to use the thing without having trouble (and I pay for skype!). Is anyone else experiencing these bad of issues? I am using the droid x2, and this is my second one, so it's not the individual phone I have that was bad.
Skype 184.108.40.206 on android 2.3.4
13-11-2011 23:34 - edited 13-11-2011 23:37
i'd say skype for android is a prime candidate for a clean slate (rethought, redesigned, and rewritten completely)
Anyone else care to comment. Come on people, I know there are many more people experiencing the same issues! Voice your problems and your opinion and maybe skype will actually do something about it!
Maybe somebody have already figured this one out:
when I make/receive a call to/from a friend on skype from their computer to my Skype Droid, I hear them but they can't hear me. And the mic icon at the bottom of my phone shows that it's not on but it doesn't allow me to turn it on by pressing it. Is there another setting somewhere to turn the mic on???
17-11-2011 16:10 - edited 17-11-2011 16:11
We apologize however the HTC Wildfire is not one of the supported devices in Android 2.5, as per our release notes http://blogs.skype.com/garage/android/
´Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 2.1; LG Ahola 2.1; HTC Wildfire; HTC Legend
These phone models do not fullfill the Skype 2.5. for Android requirements, but you can run Skype on it. The application performance may not be optimal.´
I hope this explains the problems you are experiencind.
we are sorry to know that you are experiencing such issue with Skype for Android on your Motorola.
Stay assured that many of these issues are know to our developers who are already working a new release of the app (unfortunately we cannot give you any date of release, please keep an eye on our Garage for next one: http://blogs.skype.com/garage/android/ ).
As basic troubleshooting, make sure that:
- all your phone firmware is updated
- Skype for Android is installed on the phone memory
If one of those basics is not met, consider uninstalling Skype and installing again and preferably using Wi-Fi connection during download process.
Will await future releases and hope they fix the mentioned issues...
Thanks for responding.