Cyanogenmod Adds Android 2.3.4 to CM7, Google Talk Video Chat Included
May 5, 2011 10:47 AM –
Early this morning, Cyanogenmod has posted their lasted nightly build for Cyanogenmod 7 that now includes Google Talk Video Chat along with Android 2.3.4. Users have been reporting good results so far, however, I haven’t had the opportunity to take part in the festivities yet to truly check out how it compares with other video chat platforms such as Fring and Qik.
The addition of video chat to Google Talk will bring up the much needed native video chat capability that Android users have been screaming for since the launch of services such as Qik. Apple’s iOS devices have native support with Facetime which is currently limited to Wifi only usage and only on specific devices. The Google Talk Video Chat feature will only work on devices being upgraded to Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4), which is set to officially be launched on the Nexus S first.
Cyanogenmod is a custom ROM for Android devices that requires you to root and flash a custom ROM. If you are unsure of how to flash a custom ROM, I suggest holding off until the official OTA update happens for your device (if applicable). Read their FAQ before talking the plunge to install Cyanogenmod 7.
Have you tried out the new Google Talk Video Chat feature yet? How do you like it so far? Share your experience below!