And so yes, it’s official. Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) software update will be bringing Google Talk video chat to the Nexus S. We just reported yesterday of Google rolling out the first few Android 2.3.4 updates to internal Googlers.
Google made it official with a blog post and a tweet that the Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) will be rolling out in the coming weeks. It will bring bug fixes for the Nexus One and video chat to the Nexus S.
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.
Google Talk is the popular, jabber-based instant messenger from Google. Google has been constantly working on its development, and after every few days roll out some new features.
Like we all know, new features are first rolled out on Gmail Chat, and later sometime to Google Chat (desktop). Back in April 2008, Gtalk Labs Edition was released, which is said to have more features as compared to the standard desktop client.
Gmail seems to be on a roll with all the new features it has been introducing. Canned messages, Gmail for mobile, emoticons in emails and now a new feature that lets you send free SMS.
This new feature has been added to Gmail Labs that allows us to send and receive text messages and have conversations all from within Google Talk in Gmail.
Do you have more than one Google Talk accounts and want to use them all simultaneously without logging off from another account? However, by default Google Talk does not let you use multiple accounts at a time and you have to sign out one account in case you want to use another one.
But you can make your GTalk go multi without installing any patch or hack, by just adding a simple command in the GTalk shortcut.
Google today has finally released an official version of GTalk for iPhone and iPod Touch. Now you can stay connected with your friends on the go without having to use the flash-based Google Talk. This new web application is much better and offers all the regular features you need. And the best thing you will find about this is that it even works well with iPod Touch.
Google Talk users can now make free VoIP calls international calls thorugh GTalk2VoIP. It is an online radio, VoIP and SMS service provider for Google Talk and other popular IM clients like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo etc. Due to the recent partnership between Talkster and GTalk2VoIP, users can now make fast and free calls to any number in the world.
All the other free VoIP services require registration, but you don’t need any registration with GTalk2VoIP. Now let’s take a look at how you can make these calls using Google Talk.
You must have read about the latest talks about Yahoo declining Microsoft’s offer, and partnering with Google for an advertising deal. But its not all about advertising. They are also connecting their popular IM clients, Google Talk by Google and Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! As part of the deal, you will also be able to enjoy voice-chatting feature between Google Talk Yahoo! Messenger users.
No more third-party hacks will be required to chat with Yahoo Messenger friends using Google Talk. And as Yahoo Messenger is already partnered with Microsoft for Windows Live Messenger, a Yahoo-Google Talk deal is going to add more points to its value.
Recently I saw a similar post on TechZilo, one of the blogs I regularly read, and thought is a very nice idea to socialize with our readers. I’ve always been active on Facebook, Orkut, StumbleUpon, Digg etc.
I’ve never been active on Twitter, but since many people are ‘following’ more and more people on Twitter and it has been one of the fastest growing social networks, I’ve also started using it. I’m looking forward to expanding my friends network, and know my readers better.