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Google to deprecate Talk, asks users to switch to Hangouts

If you're one of those who are still desperately holding on to Google Talk and refusing to switch to the more updated Hangouts, then the latest news from product manager Mayur Kamat will make you a little bit sad. By February 23, Google is already deprecating Talk for Windows users, encouraging them to switch to Hangouts, which has been their main messaging app for the past few years.

Google Hangouts gets its first update with notification fixes

Today the folks from Google are issuing the first update to their popular Hangouts app that replaced Google Talk last month. It wasn't quite the unified chat everyone was expecting, but Hangouts is pretty nice. Today they've pushed the first update out for their new app with a few notification fixes and tweaks, but nothing too significant. No Google Voice or SMS integration yet either.

Google+ Hangouts app update adds tablet support

Google released the Hangouts app shortly after the I/O keynote on May 15th and while the device support was listed as being for Android 2.3 or later, there were some limitations to that. One of which was in regards to tablets. Google had put a note in the Play Store description saying that said tablet support would be available soon and it looks like that update has since arrived in the Google Play Store.

Google brings video chat Hangouts to Gmail

Google has continued to integrate their massive list of offerings together to offer a seamless experience for all. Previously Gmail users were able to use Google Talk video chat for communication but today Google has announced that is all changing for the better. Google has replaced Google Talk video with Google+ hangouts. Letting Gmail users video chat with 1 person, or 10 at the same time.

Facebook Messenger App for Android Review [Hands-On]

Today Facebook announced the new Messenger App for Android and iOS. This is a stand alone application that will allow users to send instant and private messages on the go from their mobile device. As of late, Facebook has combined your regular messages with the IM’s you receive on their site into the same category, so it makes complete sense to blend all your messages into a single app. Today we've installed it for Android and are giving it a little spin, see what we think after the break.

Google: “Where’s Cee-Lo?”

Among all of the developer previews and Honeycomb showcasing, recording artist, Cee-Lo Green was expected to make an early appearance under the Google Talk name "The Lady Killer" today on stage. He wasn't online when Google went to demo video chat, so they had to resort to other methods of showing off the system.
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