Android 2.3.4–not just bug fixes, GTalk with video call support
One of the reasons, anyone would prefer Google Nexus S over any other Android phone is definitely because of the “Pure Google Experience” – no third party customization, gets update earlier than any other Android device. Google has just announced that the next firmware update, Android 2.3.4 for Nexus S has got bug fixes along with a surprise – video and voice chat support for Google Talk. So, now you can make video or voice calls over 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi to any GTalk enabled device.
This update will be rolled to Nexus S devices in the next few weeks. If you own some other Android 2.3+ device, you will receive the update “in the future”. But hey, remember we have XDA backup as always. And if you are really one of the impatient ones, you just need to frigify your phone to enjoy Video calls right now.
This is how it works:
Needless to say I am psyched but am holding off until cyanogenmod gets this fired up. For those of you who didn’t get with the Nexus S program yet, XDA’s working on a detached extraction of this for you here.
Not quite full GV SIP but hey, one more blow to carrier reliance for voice. Nice.