Google to have VoIP in the near future

Google is currently testing a feature of VoIP (Voice over IP) which will make part of future Gmail. More specifically the Gmail Chat application.

Google has set up phone booths across America’s colleges and airports as it launches Google Voice Integration with Gmail.

Users will be able to make calls from Gmail to contacts mobile phones from the Chat application list.

Initially, the service will be available only in the United States and Canada. If Google wants to compete with Skype, they will have to enable the VoIP service globally. The calls will not be free, but will be very cheap.

VoIP feature will be introduced in Gmail following the acquisition of Gizmo5 service, last year by Google.

Skype updates to HD

The official announcement of the new facility was made public on Skype’s official blog.

Those from Skype say that the new version includes “almost everything you need” for HD video calls.

Obviously, it is necessary also a good enough Internet connection to transmit the image in optimum condition.Skype 4.2 also brings several improvements. Among them, a better call quality.

Now there is also an indicator that shows you the call quality. The new version includes Skype Access function, a system for connecting to wireless hotspots under “pay per minute” mode. In order to use Skype HD you will need a Webcam HD.

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