Yesterday during the three hour keynote at Google I/O 2013, the company revealed Hangouts, a cross platform messaging app that unifies most of its communication services. The Hangouts app replaces Google Talk, Hangout video chats and Google+ Messenger, rightly so as it allows users to video chat, share images or simply chat with an entire group or one person on either iOS, Android or Chrome. Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra, confirmed to ABC News that the company will be bringing the Hangouts app to Google Glass, greatly trumping up its social features.
No detailed information about this app was revealed apart from it being confirmed for Google Glass. Vic didn’t mention how it would work or what features it would or would not have. Given the fact that Google Glass is already capable of hosting video chats and pulling in notifications from Google+, it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise to see Google’s unified messaging app being available for Glass. Vic also didn’t say when the app will be released, though given the fact that Google Glass for public isn’t due until 2014, there’s not exactly a rush to get this app out the door as soon as possible.