Video chat is certainly something that many users are going to be interested in when it finally launches. It has been on the horizon for quite some time, but a recent Tweet that was released by the Android team may have tipped us off about some new features that we can expect to see on Android 2.3.4, which looks as though it will support video chat through GMail at some point in the near future.
The Tweet came from @GoogleNexus, who stated that they were watching a video call on their unlocked Samsung Nexus S Google, and described the video as having “impressive quality.” It looks as though Google will be moving its browser based video chat service on Android. This is a move that has long been speculated on, and will probably be unveiled during the upcoming Google I/O Conference.
The conference is set to kick off on May 10th in San Francisco, and you can bet that the video chat announcement will be part of the ceremony. It isn't that surprising, especially with the popularity of video chat on iOS devices in recent months.
Look for Google to address the issue more formally at some point in the future. Video chat is certainly something that many users have been waiting eagerly for, and the fact that they are finally getting around to releasing it for Android devices will be to the benefit of their users that will be able to upgrade as soon as the new upgrade is made available for their particular device.
With many Android devices like unlocked Motorola ATRIX 4G Black AT&T including the front facing camera, it was clear that the video chat was coming at some point in the future, but it was never quite clear when users could expect it. Now that we are nearing the release of the GMail Video chat service, look for even more devices to include the front facing camera.