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Old 01-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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I don't own a smartphone. Once you upgrade to Golden Allmine, does that make the PE a smartphone, and can you then use the camera to scan that square thing? I seriously have done a Google search (three) asking the question, but nothing comes up--except that "authenticator" works only on android systems newer than 1.5. Thank you.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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I think you're asking about QR codes. You need an app for that, and it has little to do with the version of android you're running

This one should work:
http://www.freewarelovers.com/androi...arcode-scanner
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Simple answer - NO.

Long answer - the PE does not have the necessary hardware to make it a smart phone so any phone apps that rely on specific hardware will never work.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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Although you can use the PE with an app to do VOIP (voice over IP) calling, as opposed to real cellphone service. Here is a thread about that:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=144911

I've personally never tried any of the barcode scan apps to verify if they work with the PE's camera -- I'll have to check out that one that Nate the great posted!
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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it is autofocus missing from camera hardware.
the idiots at entourage used a 30 cents camera in this device. pretty useless.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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it is autofocus missing from camera hardware.
the idiots at entourage used a 30 cents camera in this device. pretty useless.
Vicinc, are you saying that the barcode reader app does NOT work?
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Wow, five responses and I still sorta-kinda need translation. Just kidding. Thanks for the link, Nate the Great.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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Vicinc, are you saying that the barcode reader app does NOT work?
I'm not vicinc, however, I have tried several bar code scanners and none of them work on the eDGe.
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I have never been able to get any barcode app to work on the PE, either.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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OK, thanks guys.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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OK, thanks guys.
But does that thread you posted to or started about the VOIP still hold? You can use the PE as a phone? Great thread, and thanks for posting it.
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But does that thread you posted to or started about the VOIP still hold? You can use the PE as a phone? Great thread, and thanks for posting it.
I use http://www.nettalk.com/ and it works fine. I don't think you can get it from the market because our device is not "compatible", but if you find the apk it works fine. Here is one
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I once tried the QR Scanner app but it just caused my PE to crash. I then found another bar code app that worked on traditional barcodes but not QR codes - but even then it was hit and miss because it wasn't able to focus on the bar code to get a good picture of it.

So simply put, don't count on being able to do barcode stuff with your PE.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:58 AM   #14
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the barcode reading software is not working as the camera is missing the autofocus which is necessary for any barcode app. even a 40 dollar Chinese android phone has autofocus on camera those days.. so camera is beyond any use apart if you want to take purposely cr*p pictures. BTW lets start a thread with pictures taken by our edges, some kind of competition?
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I agree that the camera is basically useless. In their defense, they obviously intended it for voice chat, and it would probably work great for that purpose. I just want to say . . . yes, you can use the eDGe to make phone calls. My favorite application for this purpose is Groove IP. It's probably about $5 in the Market.
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