Networking

04:04 PM
Jake Widman
Jake Widman
Commentary
50%
50%

Google Puts Instant Messaging on iPhone and iPod Touch

CNET News

According to a Google engineer's blog post, Google has made it possible to use its Google Talk instant-messaging application on the iPhone and iPod Touch."In addition to sending your friends Gmail messages from your iPhone, you can now chat with them while you're on the move, too!" wrote Adam Connors of Google's mobile team.

The application works within the phone's browser so doesn't require any new software. It does need to be open in the browser, though, to receive messages -- if the browser doesn't have the Google Talk window open, the user's status is set to "unavailable." Otherwise, though, the experience is meant to be close to that on a PC, with contact lists and conversation management.CNET News

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Hot Topics
16
Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Bob Laliberte, ESG senior analyst,  7/18/2014
5
Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,  7/21/2014
5
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant,  7/18/2014
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Cartoon
Current Issue
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed