Google Talk For Android Gets Video Chat

Google has announced the availability of Google Talk chat with voice and video, but only for Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Google has updated its Android platform to version 2.3.4, bringing some fixes but also adding voice and video chat in Google Talk.

The Google Nexus smartphone (first announced Android Gingerbread terminal) will also be the first to benefit from an update through OTA (Over The Air).

With Google Talk, it will be possible to also connect by voice or video with other smartphones, Android Honeycomb tablets or Google Talk installed on a PC. Exchanges will be through WiFi, 3G or 4G (WiMAX networks or LTE USA, for the moment).

Communication is enabled by pressing a button included in the contact list and sent text messages remain available even during the audio or video communication. If need access to information or a particular application in the smartphone, the video link is paused but the audio connection remains active, all showing on the return to the Google Talk application.

Google Talk with voice and video chat will initially be available through the Android update 2.3.4 for the Nexus S. The application will then be given for terminals equipped with Android Gingerbread (the timing is not specified).

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