Google Announces Google Talk Video Chat On Android Phones

Posted: Apr 29 2011, 2:40am CDT | by , in News | Android

 
Google announces Google Talk Video Chat on Android Phones

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Google Talk will support video calls on your Android Phone.

Google announced a new feature in Google Talk for Android. You can now do video chats. You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues right from your Android phone, whether they’re on their compatible Android tablet or phone, or using Gmail with Google Talk on their computer. You can make calls over a 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.

The first Android phone users who will get this feature are Nexus S owners. Google Talk with video and voice chat will gradually roll out to Nexus S devices in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices in the future.

Why is this important:
Apple has Facetime video calls as part of the iOS on the iPhone 4. Android will now also make video call feature a standard Android OS offering. The only big issue is that not all Android phone owners will get this right away. Google really missed the boat on having a unified update strategy for Android. Depending on the Android phone you own, you might actually never get Google Talk with video chat.

Watch below a demo video of Google Talk with video and voice chat.

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