I can say at this point, it appears that clearing the cash may have done the trick but I was not crazy about the video flip. This becomes a deal breaker for many of my friends since they rely on the smaller tablet and skype to function flawlessly. I also encourage Lenova and Skype and Android to mash this out.
We're aware of the problems on the A1, and that this is a popular device amongst our users, so are working to rectify. Please bear with us.
Product Manager - Building the Skype for Android app...
So frustrating that this doesn't work. This is the entire reason I bought the A1. Just assumed it would work since it had front and rear cameras. I can see but not send video. Neither the version from the Lenovo app store or the traditional Android App Market work. I've updated and tried each one MULTIPLE times (and multiple updates). Here is the crazy part: gchat's webcam chat works fine! I can see and send video! However, gchat doesn't have automated mic / speaker management like Skype so you have feedback issues all the time even after adjusting... argh... I think Skype needs to offer a PROJECTED timeline for a fix. I (and many others I am sure) need to know whether we should return our devices (before we can't) and if this is EVER going to work.
Good news!!!!!Good news!!!!!Good news!!!!!
skype work properly!!
Firist: if you rom version is not 2375, then chang the rom version to 2375.
Note: the new version like 2493 not work properly!
Second: download the skype developped by theos0o
Note1: downloading v11 in it, although there is newer version v12, but it do not work on A1; skype 2.6 also do not work properly now!
Note2: set the skype! in "advanced setting", there is option "Use valid preview surface", choose it!
OK! enjoy your skype!! finally thanks theos0o again!!!
This is my EXACT problem! This is why I'm even on here in the first place. You would think that when you buy a tablet with a front facing camera, then you would be able to make Skype calls, huh?
Please fix it guys !