Hi all. Quick question. I love this tablet, all working as it should. No problems that haven't been sorted via the great info on this forum. However, I have recently been testing the microphone and its not working. I have used a few different apps as well as the recommended skype for this tablet. When using the sound recorder there is hardly any recorded volume, very low. Same when using skype. Also, when I make a call using skype I get horrible distortion that only eases if my hands are in contact with the back panel near the top. Very strange. By the way I do use headphones. It makes using skype a waste of time. Not the end of the world but I do have occasional need to use skype. Not sure what to do about it. Just FYI, I am using ICS 4.0.3.
I have the same problem. I sent it back to Wendy but there was no difference when it came back. I feel it makes Skype a bit of a waste of time as the person at the other end has difficulty hearing you. Don't know whether I am expexting too much or whether an external microphone would work.
The tablet is not really designed for use with skype. You will have a legible, but poor quality sound and I doubt there is anything you can do about that. Headphones sort out the feedback thing, but I think you will have to just get put up with it tbh. I did try a hands free kit via the mini usb, but it was not recognised. There is a chance someone will do a custom rom with drivers to get something like that working, but i wouldn't count on it
Thanks for the replies. Yeah, its not a big deal. Would have been handy for it to work properly though. I may not have even started a thread about it if not for the fact that there was no thread concerning this on this forum. I thought maybe I had a dodgy one. I should also stress that it is really crazy noise when I use it, like someone is tapping directly on the microphone. Then if i place my hands on a specific part of the back plate it goes. Strange.