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Recent rumors have suggested that Google may be building a new messaging service dubbed "Babel" that will work across Android, iOS, Chrome and Gmail. After the name "Babel" popped up a couple of times while one Gmail user was cleaning out his inbox this past weekend, a new report with more purported details on the service have surfaced.

Droid-Life claims to have received some information from sources that claim that Babel is currently being worked on by members of the Google+, Chrome, Android and Apps teams within Google and that the final product will incorporate Google Talk, Google Hangouts and Google+ Messenger. Google Voice support is expected to "eventually" be included. Google Babel is expected to be made available in Gmail and as apps for Android, Chrome and iOS, though it's not yet known exactly when the service might launch.

In addition to this information, Droid-Life says that it's received a Babel feature list from an internal Google memo. The list includes features such as a unified UI and conversation syncing across all of the apps, support for images and over 800 emoji options, the ability to review past conversations, group messaging and support for notification syncing, which will remove any message alerts from a user's other connected devices when the service is opened on another piece of hardware. Finally, the leak teases that Google is prepping a "first class iOS experience" for users of Apple's mobile products. 

Google currently offers a chat service called "Google Talk" that's built in to its Android hardware, but despite having quite a presence in Apple's App Store, there's no official Google Talk app available to iOS devices. Because of this, the claim that Google is prepping a "first class iOS experience" for its new Babel chat service is likely pretty exciting for owners of Apple's mobile devices. Many of the other rumored Babel features sound pretty interesting as well, and I'm sure that the users of Google's various chat services will be glad to have one service to turn to for their messaging needs rather than having to choose between several different options. What do you all make of this newest Google Babel leak? Does it sound like a service that you'd use frequently?

Via Droid-Life


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"How often do you use existing Google chat services like Google Talk and Google+ Hangouts?"


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Keiah Billingsley Never ever
Jason Lozano I use google talk at work
Enes Nadir Çomoglu I use Google Talk only to chat with my dad. He's too stubborn to switch to something more conventional, like WhatsApp or Facebook chat.
Carl Dale g+ alot
Geffá Oliveira Chat very often. Messenger and Hangout not at all
Anthony P. Schulz Not often but more often than Skype since Microsoft took it over
Larry Waters Never. Google is evil.
Tony Abiama Rarely
Joseph Anthony Goggle talk rarely.
Joel Valladares I use it all the time
Marti Ruiz Eeryday gtalk.
Rhett Mathis Never.... avoid all things google if possible!
Anthony Charles Boyd Not too much really
Joey Drew Bucek i use hangouts instead of skype when im group calling because group video is free on hangouts
Kawan T Best III ???? they just came out??
Otis MrTeddybear Pinkerton I used GTalk quite frequently and Hangouts occasionally.
Jeremy Gross google talk all the time
Josh Billingsley All the time. But talk could be better. Like sharing and mms.
Manuela Quadros gtalk 24/7
Jeremy Carter I can go for a week without getting a text or phone call.
Brain Roopull I use Google Talk to text my phone from my PC when I can't find it in the house.
George Isenhart Google Talk is invaluable in my business.
Jeff Olejniczak Use gtalk everyday...hangouts every so often. Very interested to see how this pans out.
George Millhouse and im sure many purple dont talk to you
Jeff Cross Google+??? What is this Google+???
Stephen Wagner i dont even use google talk, so i guess this wouldnt affect me in any way.
K.j. Littlejohn Never and I want that to change with babel comin out
Steven B Arellano Hangouts a couple times a week.
Jeremy Carter I don't cause I don't talk to many purple
Mila Ardja I use google talk on daily basis, actually. Never use hangout tho.
Dietrich Brown Gtalk once a week
Rob McGrady Gtalk daily
Zach Chapman I don't.
Jaime Espinoza Gtalk every day
Ibrahim Sidawi everyday hangout




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