Have you been seeing folk with Samsungs Facetiming in the street?
I am routinely witnessing this almost daily in and around London.
I was in Scotland the other day on business and one of the ladies ahead of me in the taxi queue at Edinburgh Airport flipped out her S4 and proceeded to say goodnight to her children via video call. I glanced quickly enough to see she was running on 4G (and, I think, EE).
The other day I walked toward Islington tube station and was astonished to see a young twentysomething speaking with two of her friends via video call.
She was holding the phone up — as you do — and doing the whole thing, without any embarrassment or hesitation.
I’m a regular Facetimer, especially if I’m staying up in London or abroad as the children really like it. However I try to keep it private as it’s been my experience that normal mobile users — normobs — still aren’t that comfortable with folk doing it in public.
Witness this post I wrote back in 2011 (“Facetime is still absolutely astonishing for the lay person“).
The interesting thing, though, is that they’ve all been Samsung users. I checked. I haven’t yet seen someone in public doing a Facetime with an iPhone.
Have you seen video calling happening more often in your area? Or is just me?