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Was looking for an update on when skype would be available on the Eee pad and was surprised by your reply.
I had previously seen this on the Nvidia press centre
'NVIDIA demonstrated a prototype of Skype HD video calling on an Android tablet at its CES 2011 press conference. NVIDIA developed a reference implementation of HD video conferencing on Tegra 2-based tablets using SkypeKit. SkypeKit is a collection of software and APIs that allows virtually any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls. '
Posted Jan 05, 2011 (wont let me link article)
From the article at Nvidia it would seem that they had already created a prototype version of skype that did skype video calling on the tegra 2 chipsets. So it seems strange that Nvidia said it worked and you said its not possible due to hardware not meeting requirements.
Is it possible to just enable video calling on Tegra 2 chipsets and just say they are an unsupported platform and so are unsupported.
My best guess: From the requirements for Android 2.2 Video I have taken the info that Neon Instruction set is required to support video, when this is valid in general, it looks that the skype code for video is based on this capability. Even if the NVidia chipset has enogh power and other means to do bothway video.
Are there plans to support the nvidia chipset for video calling in the (near) future for Eee pad transformer?
Thanks for the reply to this issue, Claudius. It's good to see our concerns are heard.
I have an Asus Transformer and am hanging out for the day I can sit on the couch and Skype my friends and family via Skype.