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Android 2.3.4 adds video and voice chat support to Google Talk

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2011 23:37

Android 2.3.4 adds video and voice chat support to Google Talk In an announcement that should make Android device owners with front-side cameras very happy, Google has said that Android 2.3.4 will add video and voice chat support to Google Talk.
The first users to get Android 2.3.4 will be Nexus S owners.

Outside of the major update to Google Talk, the firmware will bring a few bug fixes and improvements, and should be rolling out in the coming weeks.

Says Google:

You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues right from your Android phone, whether they're on their compatible Android tablet or phone, or using Gmail with Google Talk on their computer. You can make calls over a 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.

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.

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