Google Babel to be called Hangout?

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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5 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Babel sounds better.

2. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

3. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

4. LiveFromMN

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

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

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

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