Text Chat, Video Chat, and Phone Calls
In This Chapter
Setting up Google+ Hangouts
Chatting with friends
Doing a video chat
Typing to contacts on Skype
Texting with Skype
Using Skype to make phone calls
Not news: The Nexus 7 is not a phone. News: The Nexus 7 can be used to place phone calls. Heck, it even does video phone calls. The secret is to know which apps to use. These apps convert your tablet — and its front-facing camera — into the same communications device they promised in the 21st century: the picture phone.
Let’s Hang Out
One of the ways that you can fool your Nexus 7 into acting more like a phone is to use the app called Hangouts. It does text chat and video chat. The only downside to the app is that you can communicate only with your friends who have Google accounts.