Google Talk Video chat available on Android smartphones

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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California, Apr 29: It would be interesting to see your beloved's face every time you want. But the long journeys and distance would make it impossible to enjoy your precious moments with your family and friends. Now, forget your past worries and stay connected through video chats on Android mobiles!

Search engine giant Google announced the availability of video and voice chat on Android phones. Users can now video or voice chat with their friends, family and colleagues right from their Android phone whether they"re on their compatible Android tablet, phone, or using Gmail with Google Talk on their computer.

Users can talk or make calls to their friends through Google Talk on Android devices over a 3G or 4G data network or over Wi-Fi. This feature lets users video chat and read chat messages simultaneously.

"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," Google said in Google Mobile blog.

The Google Talk with video and voice chat feature will be available on Samsung Nexus S mobile in few days after Android 2.3.4 update. Also, Google has planned to roll out this feature to all other Android smartphones running 2.3 Gingerbread operating system or higher.

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