Skype on Haipad M701 - where?

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  1. aweks

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    Hi,

    I just received new Haipad M701 from China - it says Android 2.1
    I checked in Android Market on internet the Skype program - it is there. But when I enter AndroidMarket from Haipad, I cannot find Skype application.

    Do I missing something? Btw other apps can be installed via AndroidMarket with no problems.

    Thanks a lot for help!
     
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    I found Skype and installed it, however it constantly crashed my M701-R until I uninstalled it and tried Fring.
    Fring worked until I discovered that the microphone (in mine at least ) is abysmal. That is to say that it's really really bad sounding.
     
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    +1 the mic in my tablet is anything but acceptable in terms of being a good mic...not sure what that issue is but I'm inclined to think it's hardware (either placement internally, or the gain is WAY too low -- this would be software I would think). DEFINITELY not cool...going to try out my iPod headset with mic to see if that works...stay tuned for results...
     
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    thanks, I am interested to hear what you come up with.
     
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    If our tablets supported headsets that would be awesome.
     
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    Sadly it does not support headsets (already tried that =( )
    Itmight be possible to replace the build in 3 contacts headset jack with a 4 contacts one
    and use thin cables to connect the microphone port to it
    but i dont think i want to open my m701 while it is fully working and skype is crashing all the time...
     
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    I have knocked around the idea of a mic upgrade, and there is a video of how to open up a Haipad, but errrrrrrrr not just now.

    I'm a hardware hacker from way back and would rather not risk it. Especially now that the thing seems to be running so well. (firmware update & root with autokiller)

    There is also the possibility that the other hardware in the system is at fault, although I just got a decent sounding (if extremely low volume ) voice recording out of mine.

    My guess at this point is that it is half hardware implementation and half software implementation, but it still equals no Skype, which is a bummer.

    My bro in law and I have used Skype on our netbooks while playing Wii a couple of states apart Shame the M701-R doesn't seem to be up to it (yet)
     
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    Link? Thank you ^_^
     
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    I posted the video as a new topic.
     
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    Thank you ^_^
     

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