Whether you love or hate Google, you cannot say that they are static. From dominating the Internet Search business to Internet Advertising to EMail and Chat and recently have even dominated the Smartphone landscape.
Having so many services in operation, they are constantly improving current services, launching new services, and of course, culling old services that they see as deprecated. The GTalk Mobile Web App is one such service that is getting cut.
The Google Product Forums, under the Google Chat section, bore news that GTalk Mobile Web is being discontinued. A Google Representative wrote, “We are shutting down the mobile web app for Google Talk. For mobile users who want to continue using Google Talk, we recommend using the native Google Talk app on Android or any XMPP-compliant apps on iOS or other mobile platforms. We are working hard on some new and exciting updates to chat in the future, so keep an eye out!”
Who will this affect the most?
Since Android device users already have a Native GTalk app, it is safe to say they never used the web app in the first place. However, iPhone users seems to be the ones affected. A good amount of them used to use the GTalk app from the mobile website on their Safari Browser.
However, they simply need to use one of the numerous apps available on the App Store that let them talk on GTalk while on the go. Nimbuzz is one such app that will be a good alternative to iOS users. It is noteworthy that there is no official GTalk App for iOS available from Google yet.
What do you think of the mobile web app shutting down? Is it a definite sign that a GTalk App will be coming for iOS soon? Do let us know in the comments below.
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