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Google Talk Enables Video Chat On Android Phones 83

Posted by timothy
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MojoKid writes "Google recently launched Google Talk with video and voice chat for Android phones. With the service, users will be able to video or voice chat with their friends and family directly from an Android phone. Calls can be placed over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections. According to Google, the new features will first roll out to the Nexus S phones over the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update. Google Talk with video and voice chat will launch on other Android 2.3 and higher devices in the future as well. The video demo in the article shows it in action."
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Google Talk Enables Video Chat On Android Phones

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  • by operator_error (1363139) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @02:40PM (#35992054)

    As a Nokia N900 owner, I'm really impressed with the front facing video camera and skype integration. Skype is pre-installed, and Firefox mobile 3 is the default browser too. (Firefox 4 mobile is has officially been released for 1 month now for Maemo & Android and seems nice and faster too). Yesterday I did a 3.5 g skype video call that went really well between Europe and the USA, in the middle of a national holiday in the capital; the folks back home were impressed.

    I digress. I like how the N900 profile feature lets me set availability to groups of apps like Skype, Jabber, SIP, etc. paired with my common net-connections like home wifi & mobile 3g. The contact book shows me who is online and available options to contact them, (Skype w/ status, SIP, cell, IM etc.) Also notifications is pretty sweet. It is a very nice linux PIM piece o' hardware. I for one, am looking forward to the next Meego device, the N950; to be most-likely announced next month at the Meego conference. (Where Meego 1.2 will also become available for N900 devices as well).

    http://maemo.nokia.com/features/contacts/ [nokia.com]

    http://sf2011.meego.com/ [meego.com]

  • not interested (Score:4, Interesting)

    by LodCrappo (705968) on Sunday May 01, 2011 @02:43PM (#35992076) Homepage

    personally, this is not the way I'd like to see things going. i use a smarthphone instead of a regular cell because it lets me communicate with *less* human interaction.

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