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

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.

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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11 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

2. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Very interesting...

3. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i like that one. looks clean and simple.

6. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Looks like Google Now! Great!

9. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

seems legit

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