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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Sep 25 17:11:58 EDT 2013


Oui. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xabber.android

Haven't heard that (yet?), but wouldn't surprise me.

I did see an additional app in play to restore contact presence 
(off/online) notifications (apparently a missing feature in hangouts), 
by listening to the gtalk stream simultaneously.

So (for the moment?) apparently there.

On 13-09-25 04:56 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> 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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