Google Rolling Out Video Chat on Android

Google is finally moving to compete with FaceTime by introducing Google Talk video chat on Android. The first device to natively support video chat will be the Nexus S, which will recieve an OTA update to Android version 2.3.4 over the next few weeks. Other devices will follow at their respective vendor’s pace, though custom ROM developers will likely merge the feature in much sooner. Text chats are overlaid on the video, and the video stream automatically pauses when switching to another application (audio will continue in the background).

The service is cross compatible with any OS using Gmail’s built-in Google Talk support.


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