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Next Android update may bring Gmail-based video-chat to phones

Rumoured to be unveiled at Google’s I/O event, Android 2.3.4 -still  Android Gingerbread- will make full use of the latest set of dual-camera packed Android phones, with a Google-made video-call service.

According to MAFiA303, who says he’s  tested video-calling on Google’s Nexus S,  said the the latest feature had “impressive” call quality.

Based around your Gmail account, which, being an Android phone user, you’ll already have, you should be able to call anyone with a web-cam or camera-phone.

The majority of new phones announced so far this year have arrived with dual-cameras, like the HTC Desire S and the Nokia E7. Forthcoming phones with two cameras include the Samsung Galaxy S II, and LG Optimus 2X. (Some will arrive later this year with three, if we include the 3D-recording LG Optimus 3D.)

Android hasn’t yet got their hands on their own FaceTime rival. Third-party apps like Tango and Fring aren’t up to scratch just yet, and we’re still waiting for a video-enabled Skype on Android.

Google’s big event, I/O typically consists of a few speeches, some presentations to excite Google fans, and show off what they’ve been working on in the past year. There’s also a handful of surprises, so we’re looking forward to seeing what they have up their sleeves when the 10th May arrives.


Via: Android Police


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