Hangouts Updated to Add Video Calling Support for AT&T


After it was discovered that Android users cannot make or receive video calls through Google’s preloaded Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) app on Android smartphones on AT&T Mobility’s network, a new app update has been pushed out to the Play Store to remedy this. AT&T had since denied that it was blocking video calls placed or […]

AT&T Denies Blocking Video Calls on Google Hangouts on Android


When Josh Smith and I got our Galaxy S4 and HTC One smartphones on AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., we curiously noticed that we cannot receive video calls that originated from the Google Talk application. What was odd was that the video calls would work if they originated from the Google+ app on […]

RIM to Add BBM Video Calling Feature to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones, Tablets


In a bid to host its own multi-channel communications platform for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system release alongside some new smartphones, Research in Motion is working on delivering video calling within its BBM messaging app called BBM Video. Video chat has been a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which runs on the BlackBerry Tablet […]

Will AT&T Charge for FaceTime Over 3G, 4G?


In the U.S., the iPhone is available on three major U.S. carriers–Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T Mobility. However, if you’re a fond user of Apple’s free FaceTime video chatting service between iOS and OS X devices, you may want to consider Verizon Wireless and Sprint’s Now Network over that of AT&T’s, especially once iOS 6 […]

Skype VP Hints at Deeply Integrated Windows Phone App


It’s no secret that Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Skype, still pending European regulatory approval but passed U.S. approval, will result in more Microsoft products with Skype integration, and in particular Windows Phone. New Windows Phone 7 Mango devices that will be released this Fall are expected with front-facing camera, and Skype may fill the role […]

Skype Job Posting Hints Video Chat Coming Soon to Windows Phone 7


If the Microsoft acquisition of Skype wasn’t enough to convince you that the Windows Phone-maker wants to bring video chat to its platform users, then the latest job posting at Skype should help to alleviate fears that Windows Phone 7 may lack video chat support. The job posting is searching for an engineer “for building […]

Leaked Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Firmware Appears for Samsung Galaxy S II


While the U.S. is still awaiting the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II, international owners of Samsung’s second-generation dual-core flagship Android smartphone can grab a leaked Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware update for their devices if their aching to take Google Talk video chat with them on the road. The firmware, which shows a July […]

More Evidence for Front-Facing Camera in Windows Phone 7


Microsoft may be secretly building support for front-facing cameras with the next iteration of Windows Phone 7 hardware that will be released with the Mango update pre-loaded, and there’s been more evidence to support Microsoft’s plans to build in video chat to its mobile platform. In the first beta of the Mango developer tools, there […]

Android 2.3.4 Coming to Google I/O Conference with Video Chat?

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Android may soon get its own native video chat that integrates with Google Talk and Gmail according to a Twitter message. The feature may be announced come early May at Google’s I/O conference. The Twitter message was posted by a user who allegedly works with Samsung. Fortunately, though, the video chat feature will be part […]

Skype Awaiting for Verizon to Release Official Skype with Video Android App


In an email to a Skype customer inquiry, video chat service Skype hinted that the company’s video chat app for Verizon Wireless is completed or near completion and that the app would be delivered directly from Verizon Wireless. The two companies had announced a close partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year where […]

Leaked Skype App Has Vulnerabilities That Exposes Personal Information


The leaked 4G-enabled Skype app for the HTC Thunderbolt that brought video calling contains some serious vulnerabilities that exposes the user’s personal information to other apps that take advantage of this vulnerability. The exploit was first discovered and unveiled on Android Police where the site had created an app to demonstrate how this vulnerability could […]

Video Chat Icons Present in Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK


After the release of the Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread, SDK yesterday, developers have discovered icons for video chat within the SDK. Video chat is a highly requested feature in the Android community as something that could be integrated with Gmail and Google Chat so that video chat wouldn’t require a lot of effort […]