Google’s unified messaging service to be called ‘Babel’ not ‘Babble’: Report

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We have been hearing about Google’s rumoured unified communications service “Babble” for quite some time now, but a new report is suggesting the actual name of the service might be ‘Babel’ not ‘Babble.’

The service is rumoured to combine Google services like Voice, Talk, and Google+ Messenger into one cross-platform chat solution that will bring in a host of new capabilities.

According to Droid-Life, Google Babel will bring seamless messenger experience across platforms like Android, iOS, Chrome, Google+ and Gmail. Here is a list of feature that we might see in Google Babel:

  • Access the same conversation list from anywhere
  • A new, conversation-based UI
  • Advanced group conversations
  • Ability to send pictures
  • Improved notifications across devices

Why Babel?

Droid-Life speculates that it might have something to do with the Biblical reference of “Tower of Babel,” or even the Brad Pitt movie – Babel.

There is still no word on when can we see the actual launch of this service, but given the sudden influx of rumours and leaks, the release of Google Babel might be nearer than expected, else we can obviously see it at Google I/O.


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