Dec 07 AT 11:05 AM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Gingerbread SDK shows evidence of video chat and game controls

Yesterday Google released the Android 2.3 SDK and details on the Nexus S, but there are still some secret features baked inside these projects which have yet to be revealed.

We expected Google to announce native video chat support for Google Talk, but the highly requested feature was absent. It appears that Google is still working out the bugs because our friends at AndroidGuys found the video chat icons buried inside the Android 2.3 SDK. Some people were unsure what these icons meant, but Andy Rubin again confirmed video chat for Android when he showed off the Motorola Honeycomb tablet.

Google Talk should see video calls soon.

Also found inside the SDK were new keyboard buttons, first spotted by AndroidCentral. They suspect they could be meant for the PlayStation phone and this would make sense after recent leaks suggested it was already running Gingerbread. New buttons defined in a Gingerbread API include A, B, C, L1, L2, R1, R2, START, SELECT, THUMBL, THUMBR, X, Y, and Z.

We still have a week and a half till the Nexus S launches so I suspect a few more hidden features will pop up soon. What do you think these video icons and buttons will be used for?

Via: Android Central

Source: Android Guys

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