It sometimes sounds like a “Whose Dad is the Strongest?” kind of healthy battle between Apple iPhone and Android Phones. Android is undoubtedly the fastest growing mobile OS in the market while Apple is still at the top of the charts.
Google is making Android a better mobile OS by every new release and it is now setting it up to take on video calling feature of Apple’s FaceTime app by launching Google Talk with video and voice chat for Android Phones.
Google Talk with video and voice for Android phones is now available for Nexus S developer version. This feature will be made available to all Nexus S devices in the coming few weeks. Google Talk with video is a part of Android OS 2.3.4 which will be available as over-the-air update. Know more about Over-the-air here. This means that, it will be available for every Android phone just like Apps on Android Market.
What is Google Talk With Video?
According to Google Mobile blog post
You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues right from your Android phone, whether they’re on their compatible Android tablet or phone, or using Gmail with Google Talk on their computer. You can make calls over a 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.
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.