27-12-2011 14:49 - edited 27-12-2011 14:54
It appears a root will allow you to get the benefits from skype on the kindle fire, here is the type of headset needed:
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(I would not recommend rooting this device unless this is something you would like to spend a measure of time on) Rooting or jailbreaking has benefits but it also has its downsides. The main issue is the lack of support and time investment required.
Since you are forging into new territory, support generally consists of you having to dig and hit the forums to solve problems, if you have the time and energy for it, have at it.
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you can although video chatting from your end would not work out of the box and Skype will not work with an external mic on the Kindle Fire
liliput has a great article on this
[if the link is removed google "kindle fire sideload"]
basically you need to enable unknown sources
(in the case of the
Android Play Market you need to root before [just follow that article])
place that apk on the kndle fire
navigate to the that location using a file explorer
open it and install
by performing any actions any above you claim full responsibility and liability for anything that may happen by doing so
Very upset that Skype is not available for the Kindle Fire in the UK - I hope they will rectify this soon as it is exactly what I need and one of the reasons I decided on the Kindle Fire over other tablets!
Hi, I have just bought a Kindle Fire and Skype came preloaded. I have signed in, seen my other skype contacts. Clicked on make video call and nothing happens. What do I need to do now? I get the page that shows me Contacts, Recent, Call Phones, Profile, and the bar to 'tell friends what you are thinking'. Where is the 'make a video call' option? if i go into my kindle contacts i can see names of other i have skyped from my PC, and the 'video call xxx' is available but choosing this option takes me back to the blue previous page.
Any help would be appreciated. Not sure what to do next.