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Skype on Moto G

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Novel Tourist

Does anybody know if Skype is supported on the recently released Moto G?



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Casual Tourist
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Honorary Adventurer


Hi MotoG,


I had a problem similar to yours with Skype 4.5. Reverting to this more reliable older Skype version, resolved the problem for many of us with smart-phones. Others, usually with tablets, reported that Skype, better suited their needs. If you have a smart-phone, tap the link of the former Skype, or the latter if you have a tablet. If your first choice does not meet your needs, the other would be worth trying.


Before tapping the downloaded apk file to install the selected Skype, uninstall the current Skype, disable the Play Store “Auto-update apps” option, and enable the Android Settings (from) “Unknown sources” option. Once installed, disable the “Unknown sources” option. Be sure to try any future Skype release, indicated by a change of release date on the Google Play Store Skype “UPDATE” page. If the new Skype is unsatisfactory, revert to the older Skype using the saved apk file.


You can choose an even earlier Skype version if you feel that this would be beneficial. To date. I have not experienced any security problems with any of the above web links. Please be sure to post another reply to let me know how you go with the installation. I should be able to help you if you encounter difficulties.


If you have not already done so, you should create a good Android issue report here to help Skype improve future versions. I am sure that a Private Message to Claudius, letting him know where your report is, would be a nice surprise, and really make his day :-)


Regards, BGW.514


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Novel Tourist

I've got newest skype newest android, and when i call somone and then do something else than stairing on skype window on my phone Moto G lcd is going dark, and turning on again, just like it was playing with me, then skype crashes when talking for about 7 minutes. What can i do with it? 

Novel Adventurer

Yes it does work.. i own a moto g myself and video calling on it is flawless! Be assured! 
Hope this helps!
Cheers! :bigsmile: y):

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Novel Adventurer

Hey man! Tell me more abut your problem... And you do know right that we you voice call on skype app the proximity sensor is active?

meaning that whenever you'll cover the face of your phone it'll go black? 
hope this helps! 
Cheers! :bigsmile: y):

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Casual Tourist
I've got a moto g on vodaphone running Android 4.4.4 and Skype 5.0. I'm unable to send pictures on IM either through WiFi (Talk talk) or 3G. Can anyone explain why, please?
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Novel Tourist

using skype (vers 5.0) on my moto-g with android (vers 4.4.4), i get voice only, no video, from other person -- i can not figure out how to receive video from the other, while they can see me fine.  can anyone help me, please? 

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Novel Adventurer
Skype was crashing for me, then I did what the other person suggested and downloaded Skype 4. Problem is if I try to log in it says unable to connect to Skype. internet is working fine, and I also tried it with only data on and it gave me the same message
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