Google’s Multi-Platform Messaging Service – Babel May Be Delayed
The most recent stroke of news talking about what Google may be planning next has now gone to even greater margins, talking about a new version of Android, devices and new apps. How many of these are true it remains to be seen, though we expect a great deal.
With Google I/O 2013 drawing so near it is only natural that the news concerning Google’s plans should intensify, talking about more and more new services. Some solid rumors based on evidence that recently surfaced on the internet, talk about an all-new unified-messaging service that Google is supposed to unveil very soon. The first bit of it that surfaced is an icon, indicating multiple services through different colors.
Google Babel is supposed to be announced at Google I/O in May. The service that was previously known as Babbel is currently in full development, being tested by Google employees as we speak. It is expected that it will be released cross-platforms, including desktop, iOS, Android and maybe more. As for the date it will be available, there are those that state it is far from ready and may be delayed for a date after Google I/O. DroidLife has gathered from one of its sources some of the planned features for the service, including:
- Access the same conversation list from anywhere
- A new, conversation-based UI
- Advanced group conversations
- Ability to send pictures
- Improved notifications across devices