Google launches video chat for Android
Apr 29, 2011 1:03 PM –
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Google announced today that Google Talk is getting video chat. According to the blog, users will be able to chat with people on either their Android phone or via a computer running Google Talk. According to the company:
In your Google Talk friends list, a video or voice chat button will appear next to your contacts and you can simply touch the button to connect with them. Any text chats from the person you’re talking with will be overlaid on your phone’s screen so you can read them without having to leave the video. And, if you need to check something else, the video pauses automatically so you can go back to your phone’s home screen or another app. The audio will keep going even though the video has paused.
The update will roll out to Nexus S devices in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 OTA update, and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices in the future.