Tablets How Android users communicate to IOS Facetime users

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hajime, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Hello, I use Galaxy Note tablets but my sister uses iPAD. What is the best way to do video chat besides using Skype?
     
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    Why don't you like Skype?

    Like others I would recommend either Hangouts or Skype.
     
  5. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Hangouts. I mainly use it with my daughter though....daddy's little girl :D
     
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    Now it's Apple's turn to standardize Facetime or release clients for non-apple devices.

    I prefer open standards, not proprietary vendor lock-in.
     
  9. Visionblue macrumors member

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    Didn't Apple promise an open client for facetime a few years back? I wonder if they scrapped those plans?
     
  10. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Its because some other company had the patents to protocols Apple used for FaceTime and were sued. Apple lost so they couldn't make it open source like they had planned.

    Not sure what's happening now though and if they plan on doing something different.
     
  11. hrsetrdr macrumors member

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    +1, it would just make good business sense.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Right. Apple wanted FaceTime to become a standard, but the threat of litigation caused them to backtrack.
     
  13. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    I do remember Apple saying they would make facetime open. I've been wondering what the hold up was and now I do thx to this thread.
     

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