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Android to get video chat via Google Talk upgrade

Video chat via Google Talk will soon be available on devices running Android 2.3 and higher.
Video chat via Google Talk will soon be available on devices running Android 2.3 and higher.
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  • Android mobile users will be able to use video and voice chat with any Google Talk contact
  • The features will work of standard 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections
  • Using the new features is simple
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(Mashable) -- Google is beginning its rollout of Google Talk video chat to Android devices.

Android device users will be able to use video and voice chat with any Google Talk contact using another Android devices (phones or tablets) or Google Talk on Gmail. The features will work of standard 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections.

According to the Google Mobile blog, these features are rolling out to Nexus S phones over the next few weeks along with the next over-the-air OS update. Video chat via Google Talk will be available on other Android 2.3 and higher devices soon.

Using the new features is simple. On your Android device, from the Google Talk contacts list, you'll see a video and voice chat icon next to each contact. Touch the button for the feature you'd like to use, and chat away.

Video can be paused while audio chat continues if you need to navigate elsewhere during a video session. During voice or video chat, text chats from that contact are overlaid on the device screen.

Video and voice chat first came to Gmail late in 2008 and to iGoogle in 2009.

See the original article at Mashable.com.

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