Forget regular chats, it might be time to babble. And soon, if Google has its way.
At one point or the other, faithful Google users must have felt that the disparate facilities offered by Google – Google Talk, Google+ Hangout, Google Voice and Google Drive – would be much better off if merged into one giant facility. That is where Babble comes in – it’s the promised unification of all these above-mentioned facilities.
What will that give you? That will allow you to use the same chat window as Google Talk and start a Hangout, while still editing a Google Drive file. You will be able to Hangout with anyone in the contact list.
Geek.com reported this story here and it’s drawing quite a bit of attention. Google is not launching a new product in this as it is just bundling up its old services into one master service and that has a lot of users excited.
What about Skype and AIM, which are similar services but not under the Google umbrella? Unfortunately, they will continue to be out of the shade as Google will integrate only its own services under the XMPP, a message-oriented communication protocol originally launched as Jabber.
The most exciting aspect of the grand unification plan is the promised quality. Geek.com reports that Babble will have exceptional voice and video quality.
Google has however not released any comment on any of the above issues. Maybe, the initial rollout will be quiet and on an experimental basis, like Google+. The interest is quite high, and the same can be said about the imminent launch of the new Android OS ‘Key Lime Pie’.
Enough Talk-ing, let’s start Babble-ing.