BBM for Android is a chat service brought over from the BlackBerry OS of the past, even more important now that the company has its own Android device on the market. And with the latest update, a beta version of video chat is now available.
The video chat feature is intended to work between iOS ... Read More »
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 »
Recent rumors about a leaked Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update are giving a great deal of hope to Motorola Atrix users. In fact, Atrix users aren’t the only ones celebrating this update, but the Android community as a whole. This update seems to allow you to unlock the bootloader the same way that you would with ... 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 »
At Uplinq, while walking the floor of the Mobile Innovations Showcase we ran across the team from ooVoo giving live demos of their multi-party video chat capabilities (and doing so over LTE in a crowded conference hall, I might add). Not only did the app perform admirably on a mobile handset (we tested ... 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 »
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 »
HTC Thunderbolt users, is your lucky day. Following news that you’re getting Gingerbread soon, we now bring you Skype with Video chat. For those not in the know, the Thunderbolt was supposed to launch with Skype with Video, but the app was yanked at the last minute. None of that matters now, ... Read More »
We thought that video calls would be a major feature of Gingerbread and Google included new camera APIs that let developers access the front-facing camera. However, when Google launched the Nexus S we found that their Google Talk app was missing the video chat feature we saw Andy Rubin reveal and none of ... Read More »