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New Google Babble screen may not be real, but it looks good

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New Google Babble screen may not be real, but it looks good
There have been a bunch of different screenshots to come out that claimed to be the real deal of what Google Babble will look like, and most have either been blatantly fake, or just plain boring. This new screenshot could very well be fake, but it's the first one we've seen that we actually want to be real, because it looks good. The shot comes from a Dutch site, which said that it was sent anonymously.

New Google Babble screen may not be real, but it looks good
Unlike the other screenshots we've seen, this is the first that seems to understand the design philosophy that Google has been using recently. Most of the shots have looked like old-style Google products, but this one has a very Google+/Google Now feel to it. As you can see it has a dropdown list in the top right, next to the menu button, that looks like it would be how to switch between services. Notifications and navigation toggle on the top left. Chat window in the center with Google+ style circle user icons, and a list of shared photos. The design is image-centric and clean. We think it looks very nice, and we'd be pretty happy to see it be legit. 

Google Babble is the rumored service that is said to unify Google's various messaging platforms from GTalk, Chat for Docs, G+ Messenger, Google Voice, and Hangouts. If the service is real, we're most likely to see it at Google I/O. 

source: Skloink via Droid Life

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:57 4

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Would be even cooler if they could work SMS in there too.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:59

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It would be, but it won't happen. Google has to keep its services separate from the open-source Android base. that's why there will always be separate Email and Gmail apps.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:13

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


But android is all about replacing apps ;) I can see this replacing the stock message app on a nexus

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 23:22

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Android is all about having the option to choose different defaults. Assuming this has Voice integration, I'll use it as my default. It's not replacing anything stock though

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:13

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think it could be quite awesome if it had text messaging integrated too, and do it liked chrome for android (stock browser from now on) let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:15

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Chrome is the stock browser on all Google Android phones. It's not the stock browser for base Android.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:27

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Actually I meant "chrome for android" is the stock browser on nexus devices

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:54

2. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Very interesting...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:56

3. joseg81 (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i like that one. looks clean and simple.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 20:06

6. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Looks like Google Now! Great!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 01:30

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


seems legit

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