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Google Babel to be called Hangout?

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Google Babel to be called Hangout?
We've been updating you about Google's rumored unified messaging service expected to be introduced at Google I/O later this month. Bringing together chat, video calls and group messaging under one roof is the goal here and there is speculation that eventually Google Voice will be included.

Since the rumors of such a project began, the name Google Babel has been attached to it. But now, some information posted by The Verge reveals that Google's unified messaging service will be called Hangout. The icon will be the same as the Google Messenger design except it will be colored green. Hangout will use the Holo UI and a swipe to the right will allow you to see conversations.

Until we hear the official word from Google, this is all speculation. Video chat feature Google+ Hangout already uses the name and it wouldn't be like Google to confuse users by using the same title twice. On the other hand, if Google+ Hangout is part of this whole unified messaging service, it might make sense.

Google I/O is just around the corner, so it might not be too long before we know for sure.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 04 May 2013, 16:02 7

1. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Babel sounds better.

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:01 3

2. datsyuk (Posts: 157; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Can't wait to see this Android is really coming together now. What a difference even 4.2 Jelly Bean is from when I got my Galaxy Nexus with 4.0. So much more polished and smooth.

posted on 04 May 2013, 20:34

3. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Google really needs to make some built in anti virus crap so they stop getting bad credit, but make it optional because some people stupid enough to get viruses.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:02

4. LiveFromMN (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Chat, voice, and video? Isn't that gtalk?

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:15

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 863; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes, it is. Guess they are re-branding it, or maybe chat is not available on mobile devices.

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