Some days ago, I posted a quite nice article related to the newest Skype version on Android devices that allows users to make a video call on their gadgets. Probably a number of smartphone users are looking for the same solution, to make a video call on Android by using Skype, therefore the article has drawn many visitors coming from search engines. However, someone said, they can not install the newest Skype on their Android to start making a video call and they concluded that, the application is not an official one.
If you looking for an official software and service but not Skype that let you make a free video call on Android, just knock at Google ‘s door! Finally, the search giant has officially released a special Google Talk (GTalk) update version along with other Android ‘s updates that brings video call feature to all Android phone.
So long, apart from Skype, users can use some 3rd party services and applications to hold a video call, including Qik, Fring. However, these softwares and services sometimes have incomparable problems, particularly when Google updates Android platform. Also, users need to spend a little time and efforts to install, configure application and learn how to use it. Also, lots of Android users said, the hardest problem while using some third party applications is that, they can not make a video and audio call to friends who have not installed the applications.
As a Android users, now you can give up other applications and services offering video call. Instead, starting to download and use the official, the newest GTalk version for Android which now has already integrated video call feature. That said, Google Talk is the FaceTime for Android!
Video call for Nexus S at first, others in the coming time
One downside is that, currently Google only updates for Nexus S with Android 2.3.4. However, all Android users will be able to get this news in the very short time ahead. This long – awaited feature will be one crucial part of all Android ‘s upcoming updates. Furthermore, Google will pre-install this handy feature on all Android devices.
In my opinion, the most important point of this update and the feature is that, making a video call on Android via GTalk is easier and more convenient than other solution because you no longer worry about incompatible problem. As Google said, you can video call or voice chat with others from your own Android device. Your friends, relatives or colleagues can use any devices that can access Gmail or support Google Talk. Than means, even your peer are using an iPhone or a PC, as long as these devices supports Gmail or GTalk, you can make a video call with them on your Android phone.
One more thing, this feature supports 3G or 4G data network and Wi-Fi of course! You can check the video below for more visual information!
Perhaps, you have already known that the 3.0 Android version code name Honeycomb (designed exclusively for tablet) has offered video chat so long. However, as Google happily described, this is the first time this feature had been available on smartphone. All Android 2.3+ devices will get this function in the coming time.
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