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Wednesday
Apr172013

To babble or not to babble

If you have been hanging around the internet and particularly Google+ you would by now have seen the rumours flying around about a unified Google messenger slash voice tool. Google currently has several tools from Messenger to Gtalk and for those in the US Google Voice. Also Google has Hangouts and Hangouts on air. The proposed name for this new unified experience is depending who you talk to Babble or Babel. 

For a long time I have been hoping that Google would create a true open standards compliant platform independent communication tool. However I am starting to think that Google may have left its run to late. Facebook has just created Facebook Home and is looking to be the central hub for messaging. With its huge user base many of whom are happy to stay in its walled garden this unfortunately may become the defacto standard. Add to that Microsoft integrating Skype into its OS and soon to push it out to the Xbox and Google’s fractured messaging offering looks second rate. I think this has been a wasted opportunity for Google to not only lead the pack in messaging and voice but to also use it as another compelling reason to join Google+.

One can only hope that Google’s Babbel or Babel is not still born.

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