[kwlug-disc] Google Hangouts (now?) a Skype killer?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Sep 25 16:56:21 EDT 2013


On 13-09-25 01:44 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Google talk (xabber) notifications have now been showing up in
> Hangouts on my Android phone.

Is xabber the same as XMPP? I thought that Google had abandoned XMPP in
Google Talk, and making Hangouts their only person-to-person
communications offering.

If anyone's up to experimenting, my XMPP address is bjonkman at sobac.com
and I'd be happy to see if Hangout-XMPP communication is possible.

--Bob.  xmpp:bjonkman at sobac.com


On 13-09-25 01:44 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Google talk (xabber) notifications have now been showing up in
> Hangouts on my Android phone.
> 
> I see in Chrome (extension and app) that Hangouts can now call 
> landlines. (A for fee service with Skype.)
> 
> Has Hangouts become a Skype killer? (Have never been able to install
> Skype on my 64-bit Kubuntu 12.04 LTS - it wants to add a zillion i386
> packages / remove a bunch of current ones. I'm hoping my next
> install, probably SuSe will avoid that. Thus has Google / Chrome /
> Hangouts become more ubiquitous than Skype?)
> 
> Does YouTube and Hangouts now overlap? To what extent?
> 
> Not suggesting it be used for kwlug meetings, but it seems that
> people are using Hangouts for meetings / presentations, not just
> video calls.
> 
> Convergence?
> 
> (Avoidance of Skype / MS / 3rd party on ChromeBooks?)
> 
> 
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