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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The easiest way: If you'd rather not receive notifications, you can disable some or all of them.Here's how: Click 'Settings' at the top of your Friends list. Highlight 'Notifications' along the left side of the Settings window. Uncheck the boxes next to the notifications you don't wish to receive, or check the box next to 'Disable all notifications.' Click ...


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I had this issue with my old G1. The only resolution I was able to find was to do a factory reset on the phone and re-enter the Google ID with the @gmail.com extension, as OS version I was running does not have the ability to remove your Google account. Newer OS versions do seem to have the ability to remove your Google account from the phone and re-enter ...


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Unfortunately without actually testing these scenarios I cannot provide a definite answer but I can confirm that the feature works. It may take time before Gmail or Google Talk are updated with your "away" status. The feature may not work on lock screen activation... but on idle time. Personally this would be a smarter way of doing it. Just because I've ...


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You can do video chat through Google Talk on Honeycomb (Android 3.0), which is only available on the Motorola Xoom at this point in time. No word on when this feature will trickle down into newer versions of Android (2.4+) or if this will become a standalone/updatable market app like Gmail, YouTube, etc.


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Clearing the data on apps is a good way to "fix" misbehaving apps. I've noticed sometimes apps go haywire and stop working properly. Sometimes rebooting fixes it. From my time in the modding community loading custom ROMS (CyanogenMod) there was a time when Google Talk on some of the ROMS wasn't working correctly. I don't know what fixed it. At that time, ...


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Installing from Market is preferrable, but you probably can sideload them if you exhausted all other avenues. Download the apk: http://forum.samdroid.net/f10/google-updates-3468/ If you have adb, then you can install the apk using adb install. If you don't have adb, then save those apks to the SD card and use a file manager (e.g. Astro, Estrongs, etc) to ...


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This version of google talk can be downloaded from http://goo-inside.me/gapps/. The current version is gapps-gb-20110828-newtalk-signed.zip. Details can be found in Rootzwiki at http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/index.php/Google_Apps#Google_Talk_with_Video.2FVoice_Chat


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This sounds like an issue with Summer Time vs Daylight Savings Time? Most parts of the world are still running on Summer Time right now, which is generally +1 hour to your actual time zone. As well as checking your phone's time zone, check to see if you have the correct settings for summer time/daylight savings set.



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