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Google Talk with Video to be Introduced at I/O as Part of Android 2.3.4?

With Google I/O just two weeks from tomorrow, our first hint as to what we can expect may have just splashed all over Twitter thanks to @MAFiA303, who “works” with Samsung.  How does Google Talk with Video sound?  As a feature currently only enjoyed by those of us with Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablets, this would be huge to everyone else that now has a phone with a front-facing camera and hates the current crop of video chatting apps on the market.

And I realize that the tweet above talks of video calling “using Gmail”, but we’re going to assume he meant Google Talk.  Building a video chatting feature into Gmail makes zero sense especially when its GTalk brother already has it.  Also, if this tweet above is to be believed, the next version of Android to touch the Nexus S will be version 2.3.4.  And now you know why I bought that pretty little white one.

Oh yeah, we’ll be there for it all.

Via:  Twitter, Android Police

  • Anonymous

    Sorry – off topic but I am so excited – 4G LTE just activated in New Haven, CT!
    Loving my TBolt – WOOOOOT!

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Gingerbread + Honeycomb + Google TV = ICE CREAM. {{-_-}}

  • Anonymous

    Something the Samsung Charge will never see….

  • Anonymous

    Is he wearing a scarf? Lame.

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    Well, maybe he did in fact called from Gmail (GTalk is built into Gmail on desktop, soft of) to Android phone. That would make sense.

  • Ashotharu

    23rd!!!

  • Ashotharu

    23rd!!!

  • Mr.Joe

    I’d rather hear about the next android OS version for cellular telephones

  • Ufish2

    It would be nice if someone could come up with a ext. webcam that we could use on our phones that dont have front facing cameras but due have a lot of time on our contracts,lol .(like my X),,cause we would love to use google talk to!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      lol…idea….sell your droid x….buy a thunderbolt like me :). Besides motoblur is horrible anyways, lol.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this feature becomes available to all. Google has been trying to separate the apps from the OS and it seems much simpler to publish an app instead of code the OS and wait for manufacturers and carriers to transmit that. Then again, I’m no coder so maybe there are reasons why it has to be part of the OS and not just the app.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this feature becomes available to all. Google has been trying to separate the apps from the OS and it seems much simpler to publish an app instead of code the OS and wait for manufacturers and carriers to transmit that. Then again, I’m no coder so maybe there are reasons why it has to be part of the OS and not just the app.

  • Mike

    Why can’t they just update Google Talk that way we don’t have to wait months for the carriers and manufacturers to push the updates for this? I always feel every phone is one step behind unless rooted and it has an unlocked bootloader. Verizon really needs a Nexus phone…BADLY!

  • Jorge_22f

    Would this work over voip or using minutes?

    • jason6g

      like voip – would require a somewhat fast data connection

  • Anonymous

    They won’t let me preorder the flyer….. Meh.

    • Anonymous

      lol, why not get the transformer?
      Im confused…..i like sense and scribe, but it doesn’t come with honeycomb, its single core….
      The transformer doesn’t have sense, but it has the keyboard dock, loads of battery, dual core..etc…

      Any idea which one in your opinion?

      • Anonymous

        Not understanding your last question. I need the pen for school purposes….
        That is why. And it will get honeycomb so… Yeah

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

    This is a MUCH needed update to Gtalk since FFC’s are becoming the norm in smartphones…..however if it’s only a feature of 2.3.4, then that would be a FAIL considering its (somehow) still acceptable for phones to ship with FROYO -____-

  • Interesting

    Does this currently work on desktops/laptops that have a camera/mic “connected” to it??? I know I have used this feature from my laptop to my XOOM…

  • we want a pure device!!

    man damn, stuff like this make me wonder when will verizon get a pure google phone like the nexus s and not this junk that has to be tampered with by everyone in between? jus give us that raw already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Thats actually the problem bro, VZW has been giving it 2 us, the customers, RAW up the rear for the last few months regarding android…totally agree on the pure NEXUS device, just wish i could say i felt good about it actually happening…..it would b great if google would step in & say to the carriers they must have the latest pure/untouched NEXUS device if they want to sell anything with android. Wont happen, but would b nice to see google step in a bit more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.obrien3 Ken O’Brien

    This would be a great feature. I can’t wait for video chat to come to phones full force. While im sure that widespread implementation is still at least two years away, as people upgrade to newer handsets with front facing camera’s ( we all know someone that still has an EnV2 or 3)

    While I do have skype with video thanks to this great site, the truth is at least in my experience Skype with all its popularity, doesnt have nearly the market penetration that android, iPhone, or both combined have.

    google talk with video would be a great addition.

    • Freakin-genious

      Penetration…..hahaha.

  • P!X3L

    Ha! That would be the first update to google talk in like… ever.

  • Anonymous

    I want Ice Cream.

    :)

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    Second!

    • Angry Turd

      Wow…speechless…

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    First!

    • Wantedfirst

      damn, you beat me to it, congrats

    • Angry Turd

      I don’t know what’s worse…someone posting “first” or people “liking” it.

      One more and you get the free toaster or what?

      • YourMomsLooseTwaht

        I actually hate people who do it, but when I saw no one had posted, I couldn’t resist.

        • Anonymous

          pot. kettle. huh?

      • Wantedfirst

        what’s the matter with posting first? Does it really lower your quality of life to see that someone did? I post “FIRST!” whenever I get the chance but only because people make such a big deal out of it.

        • Angry Turd

          I’m trying to understand the point. I would get it if the title of story said, “Hey! Be the first one to post and win a special prize!”. Now THAT would make perfect sense. Heck, I might even try to win.

          Or even if it read, “Raise the quality of your life by being the first to post!”
          I’d find it a bit naive on the posters part but hey, I’d sympathetically understand.

          • http://www.facebook.com/BlakeO Blake Power Surge Ourso

            You obviously never wanted to be a douche before.

    • X2ruff4u

      Actually whats worse is his name.