Google Talk Lab Edition Sucks !!!

January 29, 2010

Google recently unveiled it new Google Talk lab edition. its a flash based application which was written from scratch hoping it would change the way one communicates with google talk.

The most noticible feature of the lab edition is the GUI interface . its sleek, but  so is most of the flash based application. Its still under development they say but the complete product doesn’t  look very promising either.
The lab edition doesn have most of the feature the original one flaunts.For  Eg

  • Avatar pictures can not be uploaded
  • Voice calls and file transfers can not be performed
  • Duplicate chats show up while chatting from within Gmail while Google Talk, Labs Edition is running Google Talk, Labs Edition does not support some authenticated proxies YouTube or Google Videos do not provide the ability to seek outside the currently buffered content
  • Copy/paste not fully functioning in chat windows. This is a limitation of having a Flash-based user interface

The question is very simple why do something new when there absolutely no  postive change .

There are not many new feature which help.
The only improvement one can find is

  • Tabbed chat window
  • Calender notification
  • group chat

An thats it!!!!!! Nothing new.
visit to download google lab Edition
if you finding anything else interesting leave a comment

  • Nandini

    hey Kiran…welcome to!!!

    Great article to start with :)
    .-= Nanini´s last blog ..Slow Poison from the Music Maestro =-.

  • Chethan Thimmappa

    I have Used Gtalk Lab Edition in my friend’s home and it was not that impressive…

    No Avatar, No file Transfer, No Voice calls! what was the need for lab edition then?

    Thanks for a Cool Share Kiran.

  • Sukhjit Singh

    I use Digsby! Suits all my needs and online at a single time on my 7 accounts! 😀 Life is good!
    .-= Sukhjit Singh´s last blog ..Hardcore Social Network Addict? Commit Web 2.0 Suicide =-.

    • Chethan Thimmappa

      Digsby? 7 accounts at a time?? can u list all those 7 accounts..
      does it support facebook chat?

      • Yogesh Mankani

        Ypp, I am using Digsby too for 5 accounts, It’s pretty amazing. I am using AOL, Gtalk, FB Chat, Yahoo :)
        .-= Yogesh Mankani´s last blog ..Google Reader Watcher – Checks your Google Reader for unread feeds =-.

      • Sukhjit Singh

        Yes it supports facebook chat! I have 2 Gmail, 1 facebook, 1 yahoo & 3 MSN accounts. Works great!
        .-= Sukhjit Singh´s last blog ..Hardcore Social Network Addict? Commit Web 2.0 Suicide =-.

        • Chethan Thimmappa

          I gonna Download it to Night!
          I was looking for the same!

          • Sukhjit Singh

            There are others too! But the problem is it is slow on startup!
            .-= Sukhjit Singh´s last blog ..Awesome Movie Fonts =-.

          • kiranruth

            I totally agree .. and while loggin in most of these 3rd party chat apps keeps asking too many question . its so annoying!!!!!!

  • Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    Gtalk Labs edition totally sucks . . why should one will prefer a chat messenger with out the support for file transfer and voice chat option..
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..Review of Google Andriod Mobile Nexus One =-.

  • kiranruth

    Digsby is good chat app..there is one more which come to my mind.Pidgin is default app in linux. one can login to gtalk,yahoo,twitter,facebook,skype,
    sametime,bonjour etcetc..but GUI sucks ;)..

  • TechChunks

    With all due respects that is the reason why it is the “Lab Edition” = “Non-reliable, Buggy, Needs testing”! 😛
    .-= TechChunks´s last blog ..Control Gecko With Your Fingertips: GTA Chinatown Wars on iPhones [Video Game Review] =-.

  • Bing My Pics

    Nice review. Thanks for the share.
    .-= Bing My Pics´s last blog ..Dark Fantasy Desktop Wallpapers =-.

  • Mad Geek @beingPC

    Just tried it today and yes I agree with you
    .-= Mad Geek @beingPC´s last blog ..Verify your Paypal by linking it to your Bank account =-.

  • sina

    Added just to use invisible function, but just to say:

    This version ABSOLUTELY SUCKS!!!
    quite certainly sure that google couldn’t do worse …

  • NpXp

    Well I just use my Gmail to chat with my friends. I use MSN messenger though 😉
    .-= NpXp´s last blog ..16 Dofollow Blogs & Tips To Improve Pagerank For Your Blog =-.

  • Nihal

    atleast u can go invisible on gtalk,labs edition

  • Rizvi

    A total crap this is……….. complicated & here nothing is better than the previous edition.

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