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When will SKype be availabe.

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  1. tatoo100

    tatoo100 New Member

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    Does anyone know when the skype app will be available for the sony nsz-gs7?
    And what type of camera can be used?

    Thanks
     
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    Good question I was also thinking it would be nice to get a 3rd party camera to work with GTV. Perhaps Google + will be able to work as well for video chat?
     
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    Unless somebody has seen an official Sony or Google statement on the matter, this question can't be answered meaningfully. I don't think there has been an official statement regarding when or if Skype is coming to Google TV and until there is, all anybody can do is guess.
     
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    Currently the GTV OS doesn't support webcams. Thus the only way a camera could possibly work (currently) is if the GTV manufacturer made one available as a value add-on (similar to the manner that Logitech did with the Revue).

    It could be possible for Skype (or a thrird party) to design a webcam system for a GTV device - but it would require approval/permissions from the specific manufacturer. (So no ordinary android app would work).

    Also the Logitech Revue webcam had a built-in processor that allowed good HD quality - (because the Intel Atom processor in the Revue probably wasn't powerful enough for a good HD webcam experience).

    The superior alternative of course would be a major GTV OS update (from Google) that supported webcams.
     
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    Could one use the Logitech web cam with the Logitech Video App on another GTV device? This would be a non-Skype Video Call potential fix for those who just gotta have it now. Could someone test this out and let us know what happens.
     
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