As part of Google’s ever-confusing plethora of apps, Gchat was a service that managed to take hold because of its convenience and the fact that it was built into Gmail. Now, the service is scheduled to hit the chopping block. But don’t panic.
Well, this could be embarrassing. According to user reports, Google Talk appears to be delivering messages to the wrong recipients.
Multiple outlets reported yesterday that AOL was potentially planning to kill off its AIM messaging platform. Today, the company has responded with a strongly-stated, albeit off-the-record, "Nuh-uh, not us."
Droid Bionic, where have you been? You've been teasing us since January, and now that you're finally coming, will people care or will you be out-shone by others who got to the party sooner and look at least as pretty?
The Vulcan mind meld between AIM and your Gmail buddies is in effect—though it doesn't appear to have been officially announced. Sending a message to a friend on the other side is just as easy as we'd hoped.
Google is rolling out a new Android 2.3.4 update to Nexus S users in the next few weeks and other Android 2.3+ devices in the near future. What's the biggie upgrade? Google Talk for Android is getting video chat.
It seems that Google might have a lovely new offering for us soon: A web-based VoIP client. According to CNET, we'll be able to access this client through our Gmail inboxes to make and take calls on the spot.
Over at the Google Blog today they've announced new file transfer capabilities in iGoogle and orkut. That's fun! But what I'm most excited about is their promise of file transfer in Gmail Chat.
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Today, Google's pulling Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and Docs out of beta. Not because of major new updates or anything, but to make business customers happy. But Google keeping it in an extended beta is the opposite of Beta Culture, the practice of releasing stuff that's not ready. [Google via TechCrunch]
Google today rolled out a Labs feature that allows you to quickly send SMS messages via Gchat-perfect for continuing to antagonize your contacts with your witty links well after they leave their computer.
Over on the official Android Developers Blog, Googler Dan Morrill has news of what won't be making it into Android 1.0-a full featured-Bluetooth stack and data messaging via Google Talk API. Android 1.0 will work with Bluetooth headsets, but won't do other things like send files or link up to a PoGo printer, just like…
That is, if you're excited about the prospect of talking to a creepy joker-faced white beetle with eye holes as hollow as your soul when you're around the conference table. The folks at the Nokia Research Center's Smart Spaces lab are actually intending this design concept for home use, but I can see a lot more…
Palringo is a free multi-client instant messaging app for mobiles that hit the App Store over the weekend, and it's the first to officially support Google Talk/Jabber, on top of Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, ICQ, iChat and Gadu-Gadu (if you're in Poland). You can also use it to quickly send photos from your camera or…
Google's brand new Gtalk webapp for the iPhone is as crappy as I expected it would be. It has a nice design, and sending messages was easy, but at the end of the day it's still running in Safari—which means if you get a call you are signed out of chat. And unlike other web-based IM apps, Gtalk doesn't work in the…
The latest developer build of Leopard has a couple changes in the visual department that differentiates itself even from the WWDC build. Here are the notable changes:
If this found image is to be believed, Google is in the midst of testing a SkypeOut-like service with their own Google Talk. If you're not familiar, Google Talk is their IM and PC to PC calling app that's tied into other Google apps like GMail.
Google has announced partnerships with both the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure and the Kenya Education Network to provide both institutions with Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Calander, Google Talk, and Google Docs. The governments and educational systems of the two countries will begin to freely use the Google…