Is This Google’s New Universal Messaging App?
Google gives Android users plenty of ways to keep in touch with each other, but are all those options a problem? They can be if the user you’re interested in contacting is running one of them, but not another, and you’re having trouble keeping track of where you need to go to contact whom. Recently, there have been rumors that Google was crafting a cross-service messaging platform to help unify all these disparate systems, which would arrive under the name Babble. Today some screen shots arrived that purport to show off the Android version of this app.
Now, the provenance for these images isn’t exactly clear, so there’s the possibility these are little more than fan mock-ups, but they very well may be the real deal; certainly, we’ve seen other Google apps leak recently. While we don’t get to see much here, we can observe what seems to be the ability to easily integrate content from other Google services in these chats, like files from Drive or YouTube clips.
Ultimately, there’s still a lot we don’t know about just how Babble will function, but with a rumored Google I/O launch, we could find out in just a few more weeks.
Update: Well, we said these were of unknown authenticity, but it looks like some people are even more convinced as to their inaccuracy.