Google Brings Video Chat To GTalk In Android As Part Of Android 2.3.4

An official combatant to FaceTime for iOS has arrived for the Android ecosystem: video chat in GTalk, as part of Android 2.3.4 which is rolling out to Nexus S owners. In the future, other Gingerbread handsets will have access to this feature, along with bug fixes. Another great bit of news is that video chat doesn’t only work over WiFi, but 3G/4G as well (as long as your carrier allows it), which may be the only pitfall of this great addition by the geeks at Google. Via: Google Mobile Blog

Sidekick 4G Review: Meet Your New Texting Sidekick

It’s the start of something new — the Sidekick 4G. While T-Mobile has been rather busy with touchscreens — from tablets like the G-Slate to high-performance smartphones like the G2X and Nexus S — as well as the T-Mobile G2 which has been a recent addition to the slide-out QWERTY keyboard set, the Sidekick line has come to life again, with the Sidekick 4G. A 1GHz processor, best keyboard out there, and with “4G” HSPA+ data speeds, the Sidekick 4G has a great future ahead of it. Read the full review past the break for my take on it.

LG Optimus Big Is A 4.3-Inch NOVA Display Smartphone That’s — Big

Big FTW! It’s the LG Optimus Big folks, and it’s a freakin’ big 4.3-inch NOVA display with 700 nits of brightness, a 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2 with a light skin, HDMI output, a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and 16GB of built-in storage. It launches April 28th in Korea, while worldwide availability is hopefully going to be announced — soon. Via: The Vlad At Engadget

Google Chrome 11 Stable Launches, New Logo In Tow

Not interested in being an uber geek and going for the latest Chrome Dev or Beta releases? Well, the stable (read: regular) version just got updated to 11, and along with it brings the new Chrome logo that has been in the Beta and Dev releases for a while now. New features include security and bug fixes, some of which “may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.” There’s also a speech-to-text API ready for devs to take advantage of, and even text-to-speech.

Via: Google Chrome Releases Blog

Google Docs For Android App Finally — And Officially — Released

It’s about freaking time, Google! This official Google Docs app has been developed for all Android phones running Android 2.1+ and is English only. Documents can be edited, created (as well as from photos), multiple sharing solutions, cloud syncing of docs, and more. The app is free, and the QR code or Android Market link below can bring you to the download page for the app.
Via: Android Market, Google Mobile Blog