Back when Hangouts was still a rumor, we were under the distinct impression that it would unify off all of Google’s messaging services. The cold hard truth is, Hangouts is merely a replacement for Google Talk. It didn’t do much to alleviate the confusion of Google’s various messaging apps, and has even stripped some well ... Read More »
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Rumors that Google will unify all of their messaging platforms into one service, called Babel (originally thought to be Babble), have been swirling for months now. The intensity and accuracy of the rumors seem to be heating up, but it wasn’t until today that we got our first substantial leaks on Babel.
Owners of T-Mobile’s Nexus S are waking up to a pleasant surprise this morning: T-Mobile has finally started to allow use of Google Talk’s video chat service over their 3G and HSPA+ networks.
When the service was originally launched for Android 2.3.4+ devices (read: Nexus S) back in May, owners of the Nexus S rejoiced at the thought ... Read More »
I specifically remember beaming with a sensation not unlike pride the day Google Talk Video Chat was released on Android 2.3.4 devices. Here we had a video chat solution that worked not only from phone-to-phone, but also from phone-to-just about anything on the planet with an internet connection, a webcam and a modern browser. As ... Read More »
The number of people that are able to enjoy Google Talk’s video chat feature freely just got even smaller than before — hard to believe, I know. Previously, to use video chat with Google Talk, your phone needed to have Android 2.3.4 and a front-facing camera — aka just the Nexus S.
Now ... Read More »
Completely out of left field, Skype announced this morning that it has been acquired by Microsoft for a cool $8.5 billion in cash. Talk about timing, neither company seems to know about a certain huge developer conference that’s about to start in few minutes.
What does this acquisition mean for all ... Read More »
Do you want to video chat with Google Talk but don’t want to wait for Google, your carrier or your phone’s manufacturer to roll out Android 2.3.4 to your phone? We might have a solution for you. Before proceeding, we need to get a few things out the way. Unfortunately, this ... Read More »
Late last week, Google dropped quite a surprise on us. Android 2.3.4 has begun its roll-out to Google’s Nexus S phone, and with it comes a feature that Android users have been clamoring for since before its release on Android 3.0; native video chatting in Google’s Talk app. Right after the announcement, Android 2.3.4 was ... Read More »
A few hours ago Google tweeted they had a surprise for us. They’ve now revealed that surprise, and no they’re not buying Sprint. The big surprise is that Google Talk is getting video chat support. Hold on, there’s a catch though. You won’t be able to just download the app from ... Read More »