Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22): Android Video-Calling via Google Talk
Google rolled out Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) software update to some internal testers and guess what this update has… Android Google Talk video-calling!
We have been hearing rumours of Google planning to add official Google Talk video-calling in Android devices, but it wasn’t confirmed. Well, now it is – thanks to a friend who got hold of this update.
This update is just for internal testers, but it is very much possible that Google might plan to release this Android 2.3.4 software update before the Google I/O 2011 event in May, which might bring Android 2.4 (Ice-Cream).
My friend (U.S.) tried sending a video call request from his Nexus S (Google Talk) to my Gmail Chat (in Pakistan), but it gave connectivity issues and the call was never made. It seems Google has only allowed a selected number of @google.com addresses to try out this feature, till the Android 2.3.4 update is officially rolled out for everyone.
So folks, it is confirmed! Google is officially bringing video-calling to Android through Google Talk.