But don’t get too excited just yet; the new Google Talk will be included in an upcoming over-the-air Android 2.3.4 OS update for the Nexus S, and won’t be an individual download for some time (if ever). Android users who don’t have a Nexus S will presumably have to wait either until their device is updated to Android 2.3.4 (and most are still stuck with 2.2.1, to say nothing of 2.3) or until Google decides to make this Google Talk app available via the Marketplace as a standalone download.
Features include video chatting over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G (if your carrier allows it) as well as the ability to chat with anyone using Gmail or a video-capable version of Google Talk, irrespective of device.
Find out more at the Google Mobile Blog.
One of the only true Gmail disappointments over the years has been the service’s lack of Push support for most mobile devices. Push, the ability to have new email notifications and content pushed to a device in real time, has long been the preferred method of email delivery for mobile users.
For several years we’ve been hoping Google would come and save us from our email-checking doldrums, but month after month, our call went unanswered…
On this glorious Wednesday, we are very happy to report that Gmail disappointment has been vanquished. Today is our check-for-new-mail-every-five-minutes Independence Day. Today we put away the Prozac because… Push Gmail is now a reality!
Users of Windows Mobile Smartphones or the iPhone (running OS 3.0+) can now setup their devices for Push Gmail support. The service requires Exchange, which both handset types support.
For details on how to set up your Windows Mobile Smartphone with Push Gmail, click here.