Thursday, June 10, 2010

Google Voice VoIP finally here?

Last year, Google acquired Gizmo5 (a softphone provider, similar to Skype).  Recently, it acquired Global IP Systems (which I understand did the voice/video calls for at least Yahoo).  And, a day or two ago, Gmail finally enhanced it's chat UI to make voice/video calls more intuitive.

Now, it looks like Google's adding Google Voice VoIP right into Gmail.  For the reasons above, I think it's legit, it's just a matter of when!!!

Please, oh please, let it be soon, my cellphone reception in our apartment = basically zero!

Update:  This take from LifeHacker points out what I neglected above:  Google's been working on Google Voice desktop client for a while now.


Christy said...

That would be really wonderful. But I wonder why they changed the chat screen again. Time will tell I suppose.

Cougar Abogado said...

I don't know, but I'm sure it's some form of terrorist organization or China. Heck, they infiltrate my comments section on like every other post!