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Google’s new messaging service is called “Babel”

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We have all heard a lot of rumors about the new Google Babble unified messaging service that the search engine giant is working on. One might think that the name does not quite match the standard of the service, it is too childish, and stuff like that. Maybe, someone had heard the name wrong and then it got online, where it is difficult to erase the stuff you have already written. This might just be the case according to the new rumor which has surfaced recently about the new messaging service from the company.

According to a very recent rumor on Droid Life, the messaging service from Google is internally known as “Google Babel”, which makes more sense now. And if you were thinking this has something to do with the story of the Tower of Babel, you might just be right. Phandroid explains the story of the Tower of Babel like this:

To make the story short, the story of the Tower of Babel is the Bible’s way to explain the birth of different languages. According to the Bible, there was only one language before this event. The wrath of God fell upon humanity and we all suddenly spoke different languages, hence dividing us.

Now, that makes a lot of sense when you think of all the different messaging services that Google provides today. There is the epic Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, Google Voice, Google+ Hangout, and not all of these can communicate with each other. It also becomes difficult for the company to manage so many projects. So the best solution is to unify them all.

And according to the rumors, the company has already started testing this new service on many platforms which include Android, iOS, Chrome, Google+ and Gmail. This is going to be really awesome. We are sure that there will be a lot more rumors before the product actually reaches the devices of its users, but for now, below is the rumored list of features that the service will offer.

Google Babel features:

Access the same conversation list from anywhere

  • A new, conversation-based UI
  • Advanced group conversations
  • Ability to send pictures
  • Improved notifications across devices

Source: Phandroid