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To provide some background on this question, google talk uses xmpp (aka Jabber) which is an open Instant Messaging standard. As a part of this standard, every instant messaging client (chat in gmail and the android talk app) is assigned a Resource. The server then uses the resource to know which client is communicating. This is how the interaction works: ...


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Yes, background data is always enabled since Ice Cream Sandwich. See the note in the documentation for android.net.ConnectivityManager.getBackgroundDataSetting(): As of ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH, availability of background data depends on several combined factors, and this method will always return true. Instead, when background data is unavailable, ...


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On all my android devices (3 HTC phones and an Asus Transformer), if you sign off gtalk manually (gtalk/menu/exit), gtalk does not reconnect again until you do it manually.


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There is no official Google talk voice/video chat for Android phones. You can use Google Talk in Android 2.3.4+ to make video chats now. Additionally, any calls made via Google Voice are done via cell tower (using your minutes), not data.


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I don't believe the Google Chat client supports this. Here are some alternatives: Nimbuzz Meebo eBuddy Messager (via @Matt)


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If you still want them to show up in your inbox, things get complicated. You would have to create filters to label every kind of message you do want notifications for, and then in the Gmail app you would turn off notifications for the inbox, followed by syncing and turning on notifications for the label you just created. If you don't care if they show in ...


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Google Talk was never on the Android Market. It should have come with your device if it was a "Google Approved" device, e.g. one that met their minimum requirements (see this for the Gingerbread requirements). The Google apps that come pre-installed on devices are usually not listed publically on the Market. An exception is Maps, for example, which isn't ...


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I had exactly the same problem. I solved it by doing the following: Settings Applications Manage applications Tab 'All' Google Services Framework Clear data reboot the phone Good luck


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The service is not available yet for Android devices: Voice and video in Gmail only works with the newer version of Gmail in supported browsers: FF 2.0+, IE 6.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome. However, it's likely they have something in the works. In the meantime, there are alternative services like Fring and QiK.


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There is no Google Talk app within the Market. Google Talk is more or less wired to the Android release. It's usually an icon in the app drawer simply named "Talk". Your phone seems pretty locked down by the carrier (or somebody else). If it really came without Google Talk, which would be pretty uncommon, your only chance is to install the Google Talk apk ...


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In the Google Talk app when I go into Overflow menu | settings | {username}@gmail.com I see a setting for "Notification ringtone" under "Chat Notifications". That's what you want, no? (I'm still on Ice Cream Sandwich so it's conceivable that things are a little different.)


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Google Talk This will syncs to your Gmail account. this offers free instant messaging to all your Google contacts that you have invited to “talk” with. You can use the services within the Gmail web page, or download Google Talk and install it on your computer or smart phone. Google+ Messenger Originally called “Huddle”, which is a sub service to Google+. ...


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As Izzy pointed out in the comments, the package name of Hangouts is the same as the one for Google Talk: com.google.android.talk. Therefore, even if Talk was built in to your ROM, it should be 'overlaid' by Hangouts. However, it's possible that there's some Google Talk service that didn't get killed by the upgrade process. If that's the case, a simple ...


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I don't know if what you propose is under consideration -- it would be nice. Your summary of how it all works sounds accurate. I handle the transition by sending a new message from whatever new location I'm continuing the conversation in, to manually force it to redirect. As you say, you won't get the history but it's the simplest method.


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Sorry to bump an old question, but you can now make both audio and video calls from android with google talk if you have 2.3.4 (gingerbread) or higher. 1


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This is because the Recent Applications list only displays the applications activities. In Android, an Activity is the "window" of the application. Google Talk and GMail always run in background, as a "Service", not an Activity. The application activity is killed by Android when it is not used, and this is the case with those applications, even if they still ...


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Google talk and Gmail each behave this way. I found this out by asking here actually. So when you drag down the notification bar, GMail and Google Talk will not appear in the recent apps list. However, you will see them in recent apps if you navigate to them using an application launcher. I'm not certain if the same is true for Google Voice.


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Google Talk Video/Voice support will be rolled out shortly on all Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices or on the Nexus S now (but as an OS update, not an app update, so you would find it in Settings, not in Market)


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The problem is, that my android device automatically turns off the 3g connection as soon as wifi is available. Why don't you shut off Wi-Fi? Since you can't control port forwarding or anything at work, there's not much else you can do. Although, you could just ask and see whether they'd consider opening the Google Talk ports (443/5222/5223).


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EDIT: Looks like this is coming, according to Google employee Colin Gibbs, on this Google Mobile Support forum thread: Thanks for being patient while we work on this feature. When we launched Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), we added support to Google Talk for multiple accounts. We're currently working on bringing the feature to phones as well. ...


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If you are using Google Talk and have a GMail account, your chats are automatically logged in GMail. If you search for label:chat, you should be able to find that conversation and copy the text from your GMail application. BTW, I think that the fact that you can't copy the text from the chat app really needs to be fixed.


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This is now possible (May 2011): Check out the demonstration video. Note that this is available only for the Nexus S for now, but it should soon work for all Android 2.3 devices.


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After the latest update, the Samsung messaging app provides an option to disable Google Talk messages. Exactly what I was looking for.


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Fring or Nimbuzz apps from the market place both allow you to do voice calls using gTalk.


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Although some have reported it as a bug, apparently the away status only appears after 10 minutes of idle time (defined as no use and the screen shutting off).


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Yes.


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Google Talk is available for most Android versions, and in fact is pre-installed on all Google-authorised Android devices that have the Android Market and GMail installed (because both of those apps rely on Talk to do their authentication and communication). It may just be called "Talk" on your device rather than "Google Talk" or "Gtalk". If you're talking ...


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I did some tests, and turns out that the contacts are grayed when your phone's APP isn't able to communicate with Google Talk servers. This is also the behavior when using Google talk on other systems, or even from Google web pages, like Google+. You didn't noticed this before, most likely because you never had a communication issue with their server, ...


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Launch the Google Talk app Open the overflow menu (three vertical dots) and choose Settings. Tap the account you're using. Check the Mobile indicator option. Note: If you're signed in to your Google account on a PC (like if you left your browser open and logged in to Gmail) the mobile indicator may not be displayed. (For reference: Android version ...


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If a reboot doesn't solve the problem, such as in my case (HTC Desire HD), try going to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Hangouts and tap "Clear Cache" and "Clear Data". Go back, open Hangouts again and it will sign you back in. You may need to verify your number again, but that got rid of the duplicate notifications for my case.



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