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Old 10-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Nextbook 8p - how to get skype

Android version 2.3.1

Cannot get google play on this device so can't get skype. It uses app called slideme and this does not seem to have skype.

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You could Google a copy of the Skype APK file, side-load it to your device and launch it from your file browser. This is assuming the Nextbook 8P is able to side-load and it has a file browser. You'll probably have to enable, somewhere in the settings on the device, the ability to install third-party apps. I don't have my Android phone with me at the moment, so I can't tell you where in the settings that would be.

Update: I've just noticed, Skype is available on the Amazon Marketplace here. That's another option.

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Android version 2.3.1

Cannot get google play on this device so can't get skype. It uses app called slideme and this does not seem to have skype.

Any help appreciated
Yours had SlideMe? Mine (which I took back to WalMart the next day 'cos it couldn't keep a USB connection to my computer if I transferred more than a single file at a time :/) had GetJar. I grabbed Skype from the goodereader.com Android store, but it was bad, to say the least. :/ (I think it was the phone version of Skype; video quality, both incoming and outgoing, was horrible [my computer's got a $20 no-name webcam with better video quality!], sound was a mess [again, my computer's got a $10 mic from WalMart, yet it has better quality!], and the video was upside-down, no matter what I did [which is what makes me think it must be the phone version])
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You could Google a copy of the Skype APK file, side-load it to your device and launch it from your file browser. This is assuming the Nextbook 8P is able to side-load and it has a file browser. You'll probably have to enable, somewhere in the settings on the device, the ability to install third-party apps.
It can and it does - comes with both the basic file explorer and Astro by default - and comes with the option to install 3rd-party apps already toggled on.
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What do you mean by sideload
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"sideload" = manually copying books, music, apps (.apk files), etc. to the device rather than using a store interface.
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