To allow calls between phones, tablets and computers
Google will be releasing a video-chat service on Android tablets and phones.
Apple introduced FaceTime video chat for the iPhone 4 a year ago.
The search engine company announced that an updated version of Google Talk will bring voice and video chat to Android phones, starting with the Nexus S over the next few weeks.
The update to Nexus S devices will allow users to video-chat with one another, and also with friends using Google Talk on their PCs.
The feature will work on both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G wireless networks, and allows calls between phones, tablets, and any computer with Gmail and Google Talk enabled.
The service will be available first on Nexus S devices, as it gets rolled out to them "in the next few weeks" as part of an over-the-air update.
Google will launch the service on other Android 2.3 devices in the future.