Google has been rumoured to be working on a unified online communication platform called – Google Babble. A recent report from Geek.com indicated that the search giant is trying to unify its messaging platforms like Google Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, and Chat for Drive collaboration into Google Babble.
Thanks to a Phandroid.com tipster, we seem to have got the first look (or not) at the official Android app of this rumoured service. There is no way to authenticate these screenshots; they may very well be decently made mock-ups and that is what we believe them to be. There are various discrepancies like – Google will never write – ‘XYZ has started a voting!’ (They have better understanding of English) – Also, the fonts used in the poll, seem fake. What do you guys think?
The tipster has not revealed any other details about the service, but according to the Geek.com report, we might see the launch of Google Babble at Google I/O developer event in June this year.
Babble continues Google’s trend towards organization by conversation. You can share photos in chat windows just like you would in G+ Messenger, start a Hangout with anyone in your contact list, and the conversations are threaded across all the existing services. Moving forward, the individual services will all be pushed onto the single platform, and you’ll be able to use the same chat window across all of Google’s products with the same features available everywhere. It’s not so much releasing a new product as it is pulling together all of the existing products under a single branding.
We will have to wait for some time to get the real look at Google Babble, if it indeed exists.