Google Talk Adding Built-In Video Chat For Android Devices Running Gingerbread

Android: We’ve always had a few video chat options on Android, but today Google launched its official offering for Android 2.3. Now you can video chat with anyone on Google Talk, whether over Wi-Fi or 3G, and to phones, tablets and desktop computers.

While we’ve always liked apps like the mobile Fring or cross-platform Skype on Android, it’s pretty exciting to see an official offering from Google. Not only can you video chat with any Android or Gmail web user right from your phone, you can do it over nearly any data connection—3G or Wi-Fi. You can also text chat with them while you video chat, which is something you don’t see often in other apps. It’ll just overlay any text chats over the video as you talk. You can also jump out of the video chat to check something on your phone, and jump right back in as if nothing happened.

Right now, the updates rolling out to all Nexus S devices gradually over the next few weeks. Once other phones start to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though, this update will probably come along with it (depending on your device). Hit the link to read more.

Video Chat on Your Android Phone [Google Mobile Blog]

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