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Google+ Hangouts go cross-platform with group video

Google has confirmed some of the earlier rumors. These rumors were dealing with the unified messaging service that was first tipped as Babel. Coming later in that rumor cycle, we had heard Babel was going to be launching as Hangouts. Well, Hangouts have been officially unveiled and as part of the announcement, Google played off the bit about how their own services have been "fragmented and confused at times."

Vonage Mobile app update adds video calling

Vonage has detailed and released their latest Android app update. This update deals with the Vonage Mobile app and while there are a few notable changes, it looks like the big addition this time around is video calling. The video calls, similar to the regular voice calls are free for those calling another Vonage Mobile user.

Snapchat v2.0 update brings support for video messaging on Android

Snapchat came to the Android platform several months back. At the time the app arrived with support for sharing in text and image format, however video was recently added. The video messaging support was being tested in a private beta, however as of today -- that testing period has come to a close and the updated app (with video) is now available in the Google Play Store.

Skype 3.0 gets an improved UI for Android tablets

Today Skype version 3.0 for Android tablets has arrived. The folks from Skype, now owned by Microsoft, have issued a rather large update to the service bringing tons of new features and enhanced Android tablet support. Until now Skype on tablets wasn't too pleasing, but now they'll fully be supporting that 7 and 10-inch real estate, as well as enhanced the user interface. Read on for more details.

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.

Android-based TelyHD lets you Skype from the living room

Android's openness has been questioned as of late, but there's no denying that the open-source operating system has a wide range of applications for those willing to explore them. Case in point: Tely Labs' new video chat device, christened the TelyHD. The camera and Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip combination allows just about anyone to use Skype's video calling feature without the need for any extra hardware. The company has partnered with Skype to ensure a smooth and self-contained experience.

Google+ updates with instant hangouts – one tap goes from text to video chat

Make no mistake, Google+ is gunning for Facebook. When a third-party app is beating most of your own apps on the Android Market, it's hard not to. But with the latest addition to the ever-growing featureset of Google+, there's one more important distinction between the two networks. You can now switch from a textual chat or comment interface to a live Hangout video chat at any time from a status update or post, whether it's on the web or the Android app. Beatboxing is not compulsory.

Qik Premium Outed Today

All you hyper-avid followers of Android Community and the Android platform in general may already be aware of the Video Chat app Qik. Heading to our Qik portal and you'll see instantly how much the Qik ecosystem has already penetrated the Android universe - take a look specifically at the news bits surrounding Skype's acquisition of Qik and the fact that the app shows up out of the box on the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Evo 3D, LG Thrill 4G, and more. What Qik is announcing today is a brand new premium version of their already popular video chat app, available for download or upgrade (if you've already got the app) today.

Facebook Messenger App Contains Hints of Video Chat

Facebook's new Messenger app launched yesterday enabling you to set up group chats with your Facebook friends from a dedicated app. A little digging, has revealed several icons in the application which are for video calling. The discovery was made on an iPhone, but has been confirmed to be present in the Android version as well. Do we need another video chat app, or will Facebook's wide userbase help the late comer be the one we've been waiting for?
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