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Google is furthering their quest for world domination by getting more involved in voice communication. Google is already adding new services and products daily to the already huge list of whats available. According to eWeek, they will soon be adding VOIP services to their Google Voice client. Currently you must be tied to a carrier to use voice but soon they hope to change that with VOIP. This would allow calls to mobile phones and landline using Google Voice via the internet instead of using up your voice minutes.
Google made the acquisition of Gizmo5 back in November; their softphone product will allow Google Voice to use VOIP. No information was release on any details on how they will integrate their newly owned product, but its clear Google has big plans for Cloud computing and VOIP. Google’s Bradley Horowitz said this about cloud computing
“We want to build the cloud in such a way that it’s got all of the qualities you would want. You want it to be blazingly fast. You want it to be accessible wherever you are on the planet within milliseconds. You want it to be accessible on whatever device you happen to be at, whether that’s an enormous big-screen monitor, or whether something the size of a wristwatch. You want it to be transparent and flow across services and devices without you having to think about or program it.”
Google’s current products seem to be already doing a pretty good job of using cloud computing. Maybe the idea behind the release of the Nexus One’s odd T-Mobile voice plan is only the beginning. The new Chrome OS is almost fully based on cloud computing along with your contacts, calendars and documents. I have a feeling that this year will be a big one for Google and anyone who’s onboard.