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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, ...


7

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.


6

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 ...


6

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 ...


6

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


5

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.)


5

Google Talk 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”, is a sub service to Google+. The big ...


5

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 ...


4

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.


3

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, ...


3

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 ...


3

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


3

Yes.


3

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 4.1.1, ...


3

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.


3

This is now fixed in the latest release of Hangouts: Fixed a problem where you could receive two notifications for a message: one from Hangouts, one from the old Talk app. The new version details are below: UPDATED: June 6, 2013 CURRENT VERSION: 1.0.2.695251 REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.3 and up Google Hangouts


3

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 '...


3

Talkback is essentially a screen reader, though somewhat more feature-rich since it can also access hardware like the vibrator. It's intended to be used system-wide for accessibility purposes. The Play Store listing describes it as "[...] an Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices". Google TTS is the ...


2

As Chahk mentioned: It's the lack of a front facing camera. But there are ways to fake a front facing camera, so that you can join hangouts.


2

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.


2

The Google Talk application is a key part of the Android Market authentication. If you are not signed in to Google Talk, you cannot use the android market. This is one of the reasons there needs to be more "Warnings" with apps like Root Uninstaller. They allow you to remove vital apps from the device, and don't tell you what damage it could do. You have a ...


2

I think this is as designed. When an initial talk request comes in from one of your contacts, Google don't know which screen you're paying most attention to at the time. Once you reply to the message from either the PC or mobile, further notifications in that conversation should only appear on the device that you replied from. You can totally turn off ...


2

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


2

Yes. You chose which account(s) to sign in with and what status they have individually. Just ensure you've signed out of any account you don't want to use. And how exactly do I do that? There doesn't seem to be any option in Google Talk's settings to sign out of an account Open Google Talk Select your current account, to show a list of all accounts Chose ...


2

I believe you are still want to use the Google Play Store to grab some apps, are you? If you disable Talk, the Play Store will not working properly (No auto updating, can't download any app...), so I recommend you use the method below: Hit: Setting > Application > Manage Application. Navigate and click on Google Apps. Then click on “Clear Data” button. ...


2

Apple iOS No official native solution by Google (except for the safari web-app with a subpar user experience) Beware: All 3rd party providers seem to need your friend's plain google password to be able to offer push support (not just their app)! All have some sort of session timeout for push notifications (when the app is in background): Needs a relogin ...


2

Besides being an APN issue, as pointed out by Aadi, it could also be that your current mobile contract does not allow some type of mobile communication (like GTalk). You should contact your mobile carrier and ask him.


2

Essentially, you can't. This feature was removed from the 4.0 version of Google Talk, and is discussed somewhat in the Android Police review of the changes from 2.3 to 4.0. There's no setting that will bring back the icons. However, when you have a chat open with someone (provided that they do not have a custom status message set) it will inform you at the ...


2

Google Talk doesn't have any of those features. It's meant as a complement to Gmail, and it's intended that if you want to send files or persistent things to your chat partner, you'd email them. If you want a chat system that has all the features of WhatsApp, why not just use WhatsApp?


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