It’s been a busy week on the video calling front for Android. First Qik announced its Video Connect app delivered cross platform video chat, getting Droid handsets and iPhone’s taking. Then Fring weighed in with the world’s first mobile app group video calling feature that allows up to four people to gas at once. Now it’s the turn of Google to muscle in on the party. Rumours were rife yesterday that the Big G was readying an Android video calling feature and now it’s been confirmed. As part of the upcoming Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 OS update, Google Talk will now rock video chat and voice calls.
Of course, it’s nothing revolutionary on Google’s part but a very welcome addition to its native app armoury. It’s a basically an extension of its desktop Google Talk service, letting you make one-on-one video calls over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi from your Android smartphone. read more