Some days ago, a rumor spread fast – which has now turned in to reality – the video and voice chat on Gtalk has now been introduced in the latest update of Android Gingerbread i.e. Android v2.3.4.
This all new Android Gingerbread update (2.3.4) brings a very new feature of supporting video and voice chat to Gtalk. The only thing which Android was missing till now is a rival app for Apple iOS famous “Facetime” which lets iOS device users to do video and voice chat.
Being Google’s own Android phone, Nexus S will be first served with this Android update and hence becomes the first phone to get video and voice chat on Gtalk.
You can access the chat anytime when you have internet connectivity via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi.
Along with the Gtalk upgrade, Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) also got some minor bug fixes and new phone optimizations.
Check out Google’s official video featuring the video and voice chat in Android 2.3.4.
You can even call from your Gmail to the phone or vice-versa finding an alternative to the Skype, however iOS still lacks for the official Gtalk calling apps. Video and voice chat on iOS is featured by third-party apps like Vtok, or people find Skype as a better alternative which recently got update for supporting video calling on the iPod Touch 4G.
Apple’s Facetime rival arrives, but its restricted to only one device at the moment. All the new smart phones coming in the markets will get this update soon, that’s why Android is making smart phones more Smart!