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Google Talk Video Chatting for Android (Updated)

Update:  Ignore my sleepiness.  Video chatting on GTalk was definitely all over the Honeycomb preview video. We just got extra excited when we saw it in a press release.  Now we’ll set our sites on it coming to Gingerbread.  Move along!

LG and T-Mobile slipped up a little bit in their press release for the G-Slate by giving away the fact that Honeycomb will definitely allow for video chatting through Google Talk.  We know that Google’s Honeycomb event today is going to feature additional details for their tablet OS that we had yet to see, but this was something that had only been rumored up to this point.

Here is the piece from their presser:

With the front-facing camera, customers can video chat with friends and family over T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi with Google Talk™.

This was a feature we were crossing our fingers for, and thanks to LG, we can relax.  Now, back to focusing our good thoughts on a new browser-based market and Google Music.  Make sure to be here around 10AM for coverage!

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t we know this from CES? Honeycomb has videochat through Google Talk.

  • Sputnick

    Anyone else get an email from Verizon stating that you’re eligible for a new phone? I thought I wasn’t eligible until October. It will be hard to part ways with my OG Droid. I don’t think I will pull the trigger until I just can’t upgrade anymore but thought it was interesting. Maybe Verizon is trying to rid themselves of some stock (Droid X, Droid 2, Droid Pro, and Incredible).

    • Anonymous

      No, but that’s awesome news. Feel free to forward to me. :)

      http://www.droid-life.com/contact/

      • Sputnick

        I sent you a message. Respond and I will forward the email to you.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

    Umm… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHZWAE1kKzY&feature=player_embedded.
    Also, I believe Andy Rubin said video chat would be one of Honeycomb’s features on stage at D: All Things Mobile.

    • http://www.facebook.com/serio Austin Serio

      thank you!!!! Thats just what I said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/serio Austin Serio

    Comon now, only previously been rumored? It was in the honeycomb 3.0 video that google themselfs put out. Did no one else watch this?

    • Anonymous

      they even demoed it at the verizon event using lil android figures!

    • Anonymous

      I’m still asleep apparently.

  • http://twitter.com/crowdcomputing Crowd Computing

    Excellent news, but IMO we should be crossing our fingers for Google Music more than the market update. The market update will be nice, but it’s just a matter of engineering, while their music service requires deals with outside (and historically distrustful) media companies.

    Also, I dare say Gmusic is a “killer app” for the ecosystem, being superior than the current iTunes implementation and (more importantly) allowing for easy migration away from iTunes to Google’s products.

  • http://twitter.com/crowdcomputing Crowd Computing

    Excellent news, but IMO we should be crossing our fingers for Google Music more than the market update. The market update will be nice, but it’s just a matter of engineering, while their music service requires deals with outside (and historically distrustful) media companies.

    Also, I dare say Gmusic is a “killer app” for the ecosystem, being superior than the current iTunes implementation and (more importantly) allowing for easy migration away from iTunes to Google’s products.

  • Mth2134

    Im in chicago buried under 10 ft snow drifts and blizzard 2011. So, yeah, i’ll be here. And go Google! But make sure Bing doesn’t copy this too.

  • Mth2134

    Im in chicago buried under 10 ft snow drifts and blizzard 2011. So, yeah, i’ll be here. And go Google! But make sure Bing doesn’t copy this too.

    • tjhrulz

      yeah we got snow here too a 2 or 3 feet last night so i will be here too

      • Mth2134

        It was crazy. However, paid day off + DL=WIN. :)

        • tjhrulz

          yup I can not complain

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

      • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

        i’m a chicago native but in los angeles.. i don’t feel the pain. sorry guys

        • Mth2134

          Aw man!!!! Lol

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Sputnick

      I’m in Wisconsin…I feel your pain.

    • Kevoskee

      I’m in Chicago too. Isn’t it beautiful

      • Mth2134

        Ugh…

        • Kevoskee

          And its 20 feet btw. My car is under it

  • Djspikezz

    IM HAVING CUSTOM THEME WITHDRAWLS!!!

  • tjhrulz

    sweet another reason to get a tablet