Hello All, Just sharing part of my experience here I am struggling to get my recently purchaced MpMan 1027 to run Skype using the front camera That is all I want !! It came with Android 2.3.3, which should be enought to do video calling through skype. I initially tried to isntall skype through a recent .apk skype file found on the web. Worked but the tablet would look for the back camera and eventually make weird noises. All other apps used (Fring oovoo etc) would behave similarly I looked it up and tried to get a better ROM to flash the tablet with as support would not care responding, hoping that a better rom would enable skype to use the front camera I initially tried a better gingerbread bake proposed for Coby Kyros MID1024 (http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...rbread-android-2-3-mid1024-23.html#post230862) only to realise that my tablet was not compatible (even though other MpMan 1027 owners claimed success...) After a lot of forum search i realised the tablet is probably a MID1125 (similar to the Coby Kyros 1125) Looking for a way to upgrade the ROM (hoping it would allow to use the front camera) ...the easy sollution was the ICS Rom update offered by the Consumer Entertainment Products for Home, Office or On the Go! | COBY I fiddled with the serial as mine was not recognised, using the one from the video The rom started downloading (very slow) and installed the upgrade by itself To my surprise the tablet was fitted with ICS 4.1.1 That was the end of the good news The wifi is constantly dropping (no more than 2 mins connection at a time) - i have not found any app that can fix this The behaviour of the tablet is very unstable I often have screen reversals (like watching your pad in a mirror!) The silver home button is not working (only the return and menu buttons work), and the soft button (bottom tray) not responding either The tablet hangs very often (many different way the tablet freezes ... the most impressive happended when in one occasion when I pressed the app drawer icon (top right corner) and I heard a squirking sound then black screen and nothing. In some cases a power-off power on will do the trick, in other cases you need to press the reset button What is more ... the front camera is still not recognised !!! (with no known video chat app, skype, oovoo, fring etc) Of course the camera itself works as I can take pics and record video through the camera app What a waste of time and money !! They are right !! You get what you pay for !! even though the 180 Euro payed for this piece of junk is no way a bargain... I hope to get a refund for it but not sure I will manage since I already flashed it with a different ROM (does that void guarantee?) My advice : If you are an unlucky MpMan 1027 owner and you need video calling ability ... forget it ! get a refund and buy a Tablet that is certified and guarantee to handle video calls ! The MpMan as well as others like Coby, Archos and the like that produce these cheap tablets and clones are just cheating on non-expert consumers that will assume that a tablet with a front facing camera in the center, will handle video calls ... what else ?? take pictures or films of yourself?? HELP! If any one has any solution for this MpMan 1027 to have it do proper video calling I would realy like to hear about it !! Otherwise I will try to revert to 2.3.3 (god knows how) where at least the wifi doesnt go off all the time ... If there are other MpMan users out there, what is the ROM you recomend using ? Here the hardware specs 1. Before flashing (still in 2.3.3) Android System Info reads: CPU ABI: armeabi-v7a API LEVEL: 10 MAnufacturer: Telechips ... Hardware: m801_88 Board: m801_evm Brand : Telechips Device: m801 Display: MID1125 20111028 ... Model: MID1125 Product: MID1125 2. After Flashing (ICS 4.1.1) **the values that changed are in bold** Android System Info reads: CPU ABI: armeabi-v7a API LEVEL: 16 MAnufacturer: Coby ... Hardware: m801_88 Board: em102 Brand : Coby Device: em102 Display: GreenDemon_v1.0.0002 ... Model: MID1125 Product: Coby_mid1125 ------ AAARGHH!!